Ensign Lewis Carrying Dispatches

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Date November 21, 1796
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburg
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Ensign Meriwether Lewis arrived from Detroit with dispatches from the Commander in Chief to the Secretary of War which should be forwarded immediately by a confidential person. Ensign Lewis, being such a person, has been charged with carrying the packets with the dispatches to the Secretary. He has been furnished with a horse and forty dollars for his journey.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Partially illegible Enclosure: Ensign Lewis's receipt.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Secretary at War; Commander in Chief; Captain Turner; George Henson; George Hesson; Edward Magauro; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Detroit;
Keywords dispatches; despatches; pistols; pair of pistols; holsters; receipt; draft; pay; ;
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