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Debts Due to Ironmasters

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, Samuel Hodgdon, RG93 view image
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Date January 3, 1784
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Robert Morris (primary)
Summary Discusses the possibility of discharging the debts due to ironmasters by allowing the ironmasters holding public stores of shot and shells to sell a portion of the shot and shells equal to their claims. Discusses the value of the shot and shells. Notes that demand for bar iron is high asnd it is a good time to sell.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Robert Morris; Samuel Hodgdon; Iron Masters; the public; Congress; Superintendent of Finance;
Related Places Philadelphia; Philadelphia;
Keywords great sums; shells and shot; furnaces; the States; best judgement; claims; whole on hand; opinion; answer; act of Congress; magazines; peace establishment; bills; pounds; ton; balaces; account; demands; opinion; duty; matter; consideration; bar iron; demand; the present; most likely time; sell; bars; barrs;
Key Phrases "The stores by the late act of Congress being wholly under my direction, I conceive I am authorised, and shall be fully justified in disposing of such as may not be considered as essentially necessary to compose the Magazines intended to be kept on the Peace establishment, provided it can be done withnevident advantage."

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