Kentledge is Wanted Most of All

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Date June 1, 1798
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Melancton Smith (primary)
Summary Hodgon anxiously waits the arrival of guns, shot, and kentledge but kentledge is wanted most of all and is available at Elizabeth Town and New York.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Melancton Smith; Samuel Hodgdon; John Blagge; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Elizabeth Town; New York; ;
Keywords guns; shot; kentledge;
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Philadelphia 1st.June 1798.
Sir,
Besides the Kentledge at Elizabeth Town, that is about about forty eight tons more in New York. I believe in the care of Mr. John Blagg. I wish you to apply to him, and if found with him and not under previous order, Ship it to me as soon as possible..I have received your letter and shall wait impatiently the arrival of the Guns Shot & Kentledge you mention would be shipped the day you wrote. all of them are wanted, but the Kentledge most of all.
I am Sir Your Most Obedient Servant Samuel Hodgdon
Melancton Smith Esq