Only One Pair of Woolen Overalls for Each Man, Etc.

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Date December 19, 1796
Author Name Staats Morris (primary) Location: Whetstone
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary After receiving the invoice of the articles sent forward for the use of his Company at Fort Mifflin, Morris notes a deficiency in the order in that most of his men have only one pair of woolen overalls. Enclosed is an account of the vouchers related to the expenses of Morris's march which is found without error. He also would like to paid as soon as it is convenient.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Staats Morris; company; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Whetstone; Fort Mifflin; ;
Keywords invoice; articles; deficiency; woolen overalls; account; vouchers; contingent expense; receipt; clothing; ;
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Captain Morris's
19th December 1796
Rec'd 27th
[circled: 408] [stamped: Received from State Dep't. Nov. 24. 1894. R. P. O. 401310
Colo Samuel Hodgdon
Philadelphia
Whetstone Decr 19th 1796
Sir
Your letter of the 9th Inst covering an Invoice of the Articles sent forward for the use of my Company was received by me at Fort Mifflin, as also the articles specified therein, leaving a deficiency however on the order, that I hope may be supplied without loss of time, as the men, except in a few instances have only one pair of woolen overals each. Enclosed I transmit an account, with the vouchers for the contingent expence of my march, which if found without error, I would thank you to direct to be paid to me as soon as convenient. Enclosed also is my receipt for the clothing &c. I would beg leave to request you would embrace the first conveyance [to] send me the deficiency of the order for clot[hing] as it is impossible that the men can keep themselves either clean or comfortable without a change.
I am Respectfully
Sir
Your Obedt Servt
Staats Morris
Colo Hodgdon