Loss of Faithful Clerks, Etc.

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Date October 5, 1794
Author Name James Mentges (primary) Location: Trenton
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Mentges laments the loss of Hodgdon's clerks to the yellow fever but is grateful that Hodgdon's family remains in good health. He asks that more blankets be forwarded along with camp kettles, knapsacks, and canteens to meet the quota for the troops.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon, Superintendent of the Stores; James Mentges;
Related Places Philadelphia; Trenton;
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Trenton [illegible]
Colonel Samuel Hodgdon
Superintendant of the stores U. States [penciled 268
Philadelphia
Mr. Mentges
Trenton 5th Oct. 1794
Received
from
State Dept.
Nov.24 1894.
R.P.O. 401310.
The loss of your faithful
Clerks is much to be lamented. however
I am happy to find that your family,
enjoy a perfect state health (may they
continue) Mr. Dougherty whom
I had refered to you, has returned from
Philadelphia without seeing you, he told
me, that at the punch of grapes he
was advised not to go to your house,
that two of your clerks had lately died
of the yellow fever and that Mr. lemaigre
was a dying, he therefore concluded
to return immediately from Philadelphia
being much indisposed himself.
I beg you will immediately
forward about 2 or 300 Blankets
which are now most in want also
the remainder of the Camps Kettles
Knapsacks Canteens accessory for the
quota of the troops. General Knox I hope in safe arrived
With much Esteem I am
your obhumbleservt
GMentges
Colonel Samuel Hodgdon