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Inquiry on the whereabouts of overdue articles shipped to Niagara

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 30, 1799
Author Name John Jacob Rivardi (primary) Location: Niagara
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Rivardi acknowledges receipt of invoice of medicines. Although many boats have passed, he hears nothing yet of these articles. Has transmitted surplus of clothing. Discusses package lost, perhaps on the British side, where Rivardi's men seldom resort. Will pay the draft of the doctor.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes Syrett listed these documents in the Appendix to vol. 23. Enclosed in McHenry to Hamilton, 06/29/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; John Jacob Ulrich Rivardi; Mr. Schietzeling; Mr. Hamilton; Doctor; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Niagara; Oswego; British side of Niagara; ;
Keywords invoice of medicines; invoice; boats; articles; clothing; package; trunk; draught; draft; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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State Dep't.
Nov. 24. 1894
R.P.O. 401310.

== Niagara 30 May
Samuel Hodgdon Esq.
Superinbend. of Military Stores. ==


Major Rivardi
30th May 99
[undecipherable] June--
Clothing all arrived-
Niagara- May 30th 99

I have to acknowledge your letter of the 12th [undecipherable]- with an Invoice
of Medicines [undecipherable] forwarded to this post. A vast num
ber of Boats have passed but I could hear nothing
yet of these Articles.
I have transmitted to the Commanding Officer at [undecipherable]
the overplus of clothing received here- which makes
now the Invoices agree with the contents of the [undecipherable]
Mr. Schietzeling at his passage through Niagara
mentioned to me his having lost on the way a
Package intended for you & that he had reques
ted Mr. Hamilton to Send it to me if perchance
it was found- I Saw Mr. Hamilton Since
but he had discovered I heard of Nothing.- as to
my part I had no possible chance of finding that
Package as it was lost on the Brittish Side where
my men Seldom resort.-. Should contrary to my
expectations that trunk be found it will be imedia
tely forwarded
I Shall as Soon as possible pay the draught of
our friend the Doctor- this is the first I hear
of its being in your hands.--. With great
regard of Sam
Your Most [undecipherable]
Humble Servant
JJU Riverdi
Samuel Hodgdon Esq
== N B. == I hear this Moment that a boat containing the
articles mentioned in your last letter has been Seen on the
[undecipherable]. in My Next I Shall be able to give you further
J J U Rivardi