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Describes Quarto Books for Army

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Samuel Hodgdon Letterbook, 1798-99 view image
Document Information
Date July 10, 1799
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Jeremiah Wadsworth (primary)
Summary The Secretary of War requests information about the army's orderly books, made out of quarto foolscap paper, bound with leather on the corners and marble paper on the boards.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Jeremiah Wadsworth; Samuel Hodgdon; James McHenry;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords Orderly Books; Quarto Foolscap Paper; Marble Paper;
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Philadelphia 10 July 1799
The Secretary of War has shown me your Letter of the 1st instant, and requested me to give the information on therein requested. The Orderly Books made for the Army are comprised of two quires of Quarto Foolscap paper on No. 1 bound with leather on the back and corners, marble paper on the boards; Price 45 cents. A few have been made of three quires bound as above, which cost Sixtyseven cents.
I am, Sir your most obedient Servant
Samuel Hodgdon Esqr.