Reports Delay for Captain Simkins's Arrival at St. Mary's

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Date May 27, 1796
Author Name George Clymer (primary) Location: Fort Pickering
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Reports grave illness of Mrs. Clymer, which caused a hesitation for Captain Simkins to arrive at St. Mary's. Requests an extension for Simkins.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Difficult to read
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; George Clymer; Captain Jenkins; Captain Simkins;
Related Places Philadelphia; Fort Pickering; Charles Town; St. Mary's;
Keywords Illness;
Key Phrases [not available]
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Mr George Clymer
27th May
Recd June 1796
[circled] 162
[stamped] Received from State Dep't. Nov. 24. 1894. R.P.O. 401310.
Major Samuel Hodgdon
Philadelphia
Ref Capt Simkins
[Stamped] Received from State Dep't. Nov. 24. 1894. R.P.O. 401310.
De Sir
Mrs. Clymer after being some time at sea became so extremely ill that Captain Simkins put her on shore, at my desire, at Charles Town as the first port the vessel could reach. To this occasion was owing Capt. Simkins deviation from his proper course to St. Mary's - true it is thought from the [undecipherable] leakiness of his vessel he might have been justified in stopping short of St Mary's but he would doubtless have continued it but for the circumstance first mentioned. This I have stated to you at the instance of Capt Simkins who was apprehensive that some degree of blame might be attached to him providing of this should the occasion not be known. Capt Simkin's conduct on board has been such as to give the greatest satisfaction both to Mrs. C and myself. I am De Sir Yr obedt St
Geo Clymer
[left margin vertical text] Major Hodgdon