Letter from Captain Calender Irvine requesting vests for his troops

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Date October 22, 1798
Author Name Callender Irvine (primary) Location: Carisle
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Received public clothing but no vests. Perhaps there were none. Weather is setting in cold. Request woolen overalls and vests. Have fifty recruits.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Captain Calender Irvine; recruits; Mr. Scott; William Hamilton; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Carlisle;
Keywords vests; overalls; weather; public clothing; cold weather; woolen overalls; ;
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Captain Calender Irvine
22d October
Recd 30 1790

Saml Hodgdon Esqr
Philadelphia
Carlisle October 22d 1798
Dear Sir,
Some time since I recd by William Hammilton some public clothing for Wtr & pass'd my rect there were no Vests, perhaps you had none on hand at the time.
The weather is setting in cold, if you have any woollen overhalls & vests, I will take it as a particular favor if you will forward me some by the bearer of this scrawl. I have now fifty recruits.
Yours sincerely
C. Irvine, Captn
Saml Hodgdon Esqr