Finding My Brother Dead, Etc.

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Date November 16, 1796
Author Name Elias Langham (primary) Location: Shepherd's Town
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Among other matters, Langham notes that on his way to the western country at Cumberland he found a cache of public stores. They had been lodged there by return wagons from General Morgan's camp on the Monongahela and were in bad order. The stores were not ruined so he sent a wagon to retrieve them. Finding his brother, who went to Kentucky on business for him, dead, Langham realizes that he had not given himself enough time to complete any business in that country so he will be obliged to return.
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Related Persons/Groups Major Samuel Hodgdon; Elias Langham; Major Bedinger; General Morgan; Captain McMahon; Major Craig; Secretary of War James McHenry; Captain Gibson; my brother; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Shepherd's Town; Shepherdstown; Kentucky; Western Country; Cumberland; Monongalia; Fort Pitt; ;
Keywords parcel; public stores; wagons; waggons; tents; shoes; returns; ;
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