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Forwarded Money, Delivery of Supplies

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Document Information
Date December 19, 1794
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Packet of letters and money to QMG O'Hara forwarded via Lieut. Bissel. General return of stores for militia army sent to Secretary of War, Craig requested Howell make a copy for his use as Craig was too busy to make a copy. Noted various deliveries made by John Black a.k.a. Schwartz, requested money to pay for goods.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Samuel Fisher; James O'Hara; Quartermaster General; Lieutenant Bissel; Caleb Swan; Secretary of War; Henry Knox; militia; Commander-in-chief; John Black; John Swartz; John Schwartz; Peter Little; Peter Tittle; Colonel Francis Mentges; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; War Department; Quartermaster's Department; Bedford; ;
Keywords copy; packet; return; stores; invoice; jackets; shoes; woolen overalls; ink powder; quills; general return of stores; alias; hogsheads; clothing; load; receipt; sum of money; ;
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Pittsburg 19th Decr 1794
Sir
Your letter of the 4 Instant enclosing one thousand Dollars I have received by the hands of Samuel Fisher on the 18th together with two packets addressed to James Ohara Quarter [undecipherable] General which I sent forward on the 17 in charge of Lieut. Bissell who had also charge of two packets containing a large sum of Money addressed to Caleb Swan.

A General return of stores received of the Militia Army has been transmitted to the Secretary at war to that return I must beg leave to refer you, & have to request you to take the trouble of having it copied for your own use, as I am too much hurried at present to have it done here. and you will please to observe that all the articles delivered by this several Qr Masters [undecipherable] of that array was in consequence of
a general often issued by the Commander in chief to whom I have also made a return similar to that transmitted to the Secretary of War. John Black, alias John Swartz and Peter Little has delivered four [Hhds?] accompanied with an Invoice dated 27 October addressed to Colo Francis Mendez with the army at Bedford, Vig; Swartz on the 30 Mar delivered [Hhd?] No Containing one hundred & five round Jackets, & one hundred & five pair woolen overalls, & No6 Containing two hundred & twenty Eight pairs Shoes & Peter Little has this day delivered Hhd Noo4 Containing three hundred & six pairs Shoes. All in tolderable good order. Swartz appears to be the person that received the [Hohds?] at your Store and the lead being too heavy he was obliged to leave live [Hohds?] on the way which Little has according to agreement with Swartz delivered at the same time produce. Swartz order on me for fifteen pounds which I have pack Little being in distress. & to Swartz on the delivery of Hhds No I advanced ten dollars to enable him to return & bring the others with a promise to make him a further advance on their delivery, therefore I have paid in the whole fifty Dollars on account of Swartz, that sum I have to request you to see that it is accounted for by Swartz in settlement for his serves & place to my credit.

The order in favor of Little with his receipt thereon is enclosed. I have been under a necessity of borrowing a considerable Sum of money for the purpose of the Qr Masters Department which I am immediately to refund, I have therefore to beg in the most pressing man-ner that the four thousand Dollars may be transmitted as early as possible. The Article Ink powder & quills are entirely expended be pleased to send a supply as soon as possible a part of superior quality.

I am yout Hble Servt
Isaac Craig

Sam Hodgdon Esq.