Kentledge to be Transported to Philadelphia

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Date July 10, 1798
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Melancton Smith (primary)
Summary Hodgdon wants kentledge transported to Philadelphia as it comes to hand and at a rate not to exceed three dollars per ton.
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Related Persons/Groups Melancton Smith; Samuel Hodgdon;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords kentledge; price of the freight; ;
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Philadelphia 10th July 1798
Sir,
I have this moment received your letter of the 9t inst. your conclusions relative to the Kentledge is just, I wish it to be sent to this place as it comes to and opportunities present I hope and expect you will be able to get it transported at a rate not exceeding three Dollars a ton--as we have no immediate call for it, you will have it in your power to control the price of the freight. I meant mine of the 3rd to convey the information you required relative to receiving the Kentledge this will determine its destination.
I am Sir
Yr Mo. Ob. Servt Samuel Hodgdon
Melancton Smith Esq