General Anthony Wayne's Death, Etc.

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Date December 14, 1796
Author Name George Balfour (primary) Location: Presqu'Isle
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Water Street North, Philadelphia
Summary It was known that General Wayne had arrived in Presqu'Isle eleven days ago with the gout but now Balfour announces that he has died. He will receive all the honors due him and he will be interred within the works. Balfour has written to Mr. Scheaff asking him to send a quarter cask of wine to Hodgdon which should be sent on to Balfour with Major Craig.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Difficult handwriting.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; George Balfour; General Anthony Wayne; Mr. Henry Sheaff; Major Craig; officers; ;
Related Places Water Street North, Philadelphia; Presque Isle; Presquile; ;
Keywords illness; gout; death; wagon; cask of wine; ;
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