Letter to the Commissioner of Commissary Stores

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Date October 4, 1787
Author Name Major General Richard Butler (primary) Location: Carlisle
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Letter from General Richard Butler to Samuel Hodgdon, the Commissioner of Commissary Stores. Mentions the problem of sending and receiving letters in a timely fashion.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Partly illegible
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Richard Butler; Henry Knox; ;
Related Places Carlisle; Fort Pitt; Harp & Crown,Third Street; Market Street; Philadelphia; Harristown; Shippensburg; Bedford; ;
Keywords Conestoga Wagon; letters; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Carlisle Oct. 4th 1787
[undecipherable] hond at the letter from [undecipherable] of the
3d Ulto. [undecipherable] and that you [undecipherable] for
[undecipherable] by more than 500 Dol. offer the cheaper of the
place - I have conquered of him about it but it is not
yet arrivd should it not have been [undecipherable] now
I will then [undecipherable]
possible. [undecipherable] have it earned to fort Pitt
the [undecipherable] General Altometnion,
the [undecipherable] Letters home
[undecipherable] I have requested him to send them
to [undecipherable] cre & you wull find frequent Opportunity
from the [undecipherable] Stage Waggon market Street
thi in all [undecipherable] of [undecipherable] I am
confident moght be had of a contract and as offered
to Fort Pitt from Philada he [undecipherable] Harrisburg
[undecipherable] Bedford or
from [undecipherable] either & by Boston [undecipherable] or
by Harrisburg instead [undecipherable]
then if [undecipherable] at the [undecipherable]
[undecipherable] of [undecipherable] it I hope you [undecipherable]
Sincer [undecipherable]
Esteem Sir
Your [undecipherable]
Richd. Buttler
Col. Sam. Hodgdon

Letter from Genl. Butler
Oct. 4
recd. Oct. 16