Shipment of Supplies on Sloop "Patience"

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Date September 4, 1798
Author Name John Henry (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, discusses articles of military clothing that have gone unaccounted for in shipment and the current captain of the sloop transporting the supplies disavows any knowledge of their presence. Mentions that yellow fever has killed captain and crew of the sloop employed to transport these articles. Requested a list of articles shipped so they can be accounted for in some fashion.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Hodgdon to Henry, 09/05/1798.Authors last name is illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; John Henry; crew; paymaster; captain; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; New York;
Keywords sloop; clothing; Patience; ship; supplies; return; ;
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War Office [illegible]
Recd 6 1798
Trenton 5 Sep. [stamped: New York] 10.
Samuel Hodgdon Esqr
War Office -- Philada
112
New York 4th Sept. 1798
Sir
Enquiry has been made on board the Sloop Patience for the cloathing arms &c for the use of the detachment under my command, and the Captain of the sloop disavows any knowledge of such articles. The Captain and almost all the crew who were on board of that sloop, when those articles must have been shipped, are since dead with the yellow fever; and as it is probable the present commander wants to avail himself of that circumstance, and commit some fraud, I request you will forward to me some document to prove the delivery of the articles; and I will have a detainer laid on the sloop to make the present owner or master accountable.
I am Sir
Your obedt. Servt.
John Henry
Genl Hodgdon Esqr.