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Title Letters [manuscript]: Philadelphia, Pa., and Washington, D.C., to David Henley, 1795-1800
Author United States, Deptartment of the Treasury
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Thirteen letters, Mar. 11, 1795- Dec. 11, 1800, written by Oliver Wolcott, secretary of the treasury, to David Henley, general agent for the War Dept. in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, regarding public contracts for military and Indian supplies in what is now Tennessee. The letters contain rules and regulations regarding the administration of contracts, as well as numerous directives regarding the choice of contractors to supply both the region and the Tellico Blockhouse. They also discuss accusations of fraud against contractor "Robert Searcey".
Names Wolcott, Oliver (1760-1833); Henley, David (1749-1823); Blount, Governor
Places Tellico Blockhouse Site, Ohio River, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Knoxville, United States
Keywords contract, supplies, armed forces, goods, expenses, directive, government relations
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast, Southeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 921
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue