Discussion of Removal of War Office & Illness of Secretary of War

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Date September 4, 1797
Author Name William Doughty (primary) Location: War Office, Ridge Road
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, mentions McHenry illness; mentions removal of War Office.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; William Y Doughty; ;
Related Places War Office, Ridge Road; ;
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Key Phrases take it as a favour if you would lend me your ship builders repositor for a short time; expect my father will be in town tomorrow or next day and will send our man to your house for it; expecting to find you, I rode over to the war office this morning; sorry to hear of your indisposition last week; hope you are better; was in town on Saturday last and could not find you on account of the removal of the War office;
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War Office Ridge Road Sepr 4th '97
Dear Friend
Expecting to find you I Rode over to the war office this morning, am sorry to hear of your indisposition last week, and hope you are better. was in town on Saturday last and could not find you on account of the removal of the war office of which I was before unacquainted, I wou'd take it as a favour if you wou'd be so kind as to lend me your Ship builder Repository for a short time of which I will take particular care. I expect my father will be in town tommorrow or next day and will send our man to your house for it.
With due Respect & Esteem I am your Friend
William J Doughty