Carrington, Edward (1749-1810) to Colonel Harrison
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01292 Author/Creator: Carrington, Edward (1749-1810) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 19 November 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 27 x 20.7 cm.
Refers to an enclosure of Knox's instructions regarding stores left in Virginia for use by the Southern Department, and the "plan of Deposit directed at Richmond or Westham." Has sent personnel to supervise the collection of the stores. They will be furnished with fatigue men from the Continental troops, and once those troops have left, he has arranged for local militia men to be posted there. He has situated Capt. Singleton at Richmond to receive the stores there and arrange for houses to store them. However, they cannot clean and repair the stores properly and make arrangements for them until Mr. Jones arrives, because he has the money and the authority to make the arrangements. Capt. Singleton needs men to help him debark the stores and bring them in, and Mr. Jones will likely need men to help manage the task, when he arrives. Mr. Jones is late to arrive, and Carrington needs to leave to join General St. Clair, so asks Col. Harrison to come to Richmond and help. Has appealed to the Government for help, as he was instructed to do, but "has little hope of obtaining any" help. Has enclosed instructions for Mr. Jones and Capt. Singleton.
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