Discussion of Instructions to Navy Yard Clerks

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Date February 1, 1796
Author Name Isaac Garretson (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, discusses instructions to Clerks of Naval yards. Encloses extract of a letter dated 20 May 1795 between John Hamilton and Samuel Hodgdon, to justify Garretson's not sending returns to the War Office.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Isaac Garreston; Samuel Hodgdon; superintendent of military and naval stores; John Hamilton; clerk of the navy yard; Secretary of War; Captain Truxtun; General Henry Knox; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Baltimore; Navy Yard; War Office; ;
Keywords extract of a letter; adjustments; accounts for stores; monthly returns; original orders; consequence of his letter; extract above; ;
Key Phrases most ardent desire to comply with such instructions as have been given me from time to time since my appointment; neither my predecessor or myself thought it necessary to make any returns other than those to the superintendant of military & naval stores; Captain Truxton has mentioned since his return here that a complaint has been made in consequence of my not sending returns to the war office agreeable to the original orders to the clerks of the different naval yards by Gen. Knox;
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