Death Is Still Making Havoc

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Date September 7, 1798
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary)
Summary Aside from noting that the Charleville muskets to be used as a pattern have been forwarded, Hodgdon laments the losses due to the fever infecting Philadelphia.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; Samuel Hodgdon; Colonel John Moylan; Mr. Fenno; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Providence; ;
Keywords muskets of the Charleville model; patterns; death; havoc; prevailing fever; ;
Key Phrases Death is still making havoc.
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Philadelphia 7th September 1798
Sir
Your letter of yesterday's date is before me. The 8 Muskets of the Charleville Model to serve as patterns shall be carefully packed up & forwarded to Providence without a moments delay.
Death is still making havoc, this morning Colo. Jno. Moylan fell a victim to the prevailing fever & this moment I am informed Mr. Fenno is taken ill. In mercy to his family I hope he will be spared.
With sentiments of esteem I am Sir &c
Samuel Hodgdon
Oliver Wolcott Esqr.