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Doctor Scandella

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date May 19, 1797
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Mentioned arrival of Doctor Scandella, notable scientist, who will replace Doc. Brown who is detained in Canada with a broken leg. Orders to sell pack horse transporting receipts enclosed.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Doctor Scandella; Giambattista Scandella; Scandellar; Scandellan; bearer; Italian; scientist; Edward Turner; Captain Edward D Turner; Doctor Brown; Quartermaster General; John Wilkins; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Detroit; Canada; ;
Keywords broken leg; pack horse; receipts; expenses; cash; ;
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Pittsburg 19 May 1797 113
Sir
The Bearer Doctor Scandella an Italian of eminence in the Scientific works arrive a few days ago from Detroit in company with Cap Edward D. Turner. He has been introduced to me by the officers of the army as a foreigner of great merit and in particular by a letter from our friend Doctor Browen who informs me that having the misfortune to break his leg by which he was detained in Canada and thereby subjected to very considerable expenses and being unable to obtain a supply of cash at his place. I have furnished him with an old pack horse which, by the enclosed receipt, is to be delivered to you and as this horse is one of a few [undecipherable] to be sold by the Q.M. General, you will please to have him sold & inform me of the proceeds of sale which you will be please to place to my credit. He is now supposed to be worth 450 dollars.
I am
Sir
Your Mo. Ab. & very humb. Serv.
JC
Samuel Hodgdon Esq
Philadelphia