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Political Views of the Local People

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Isaac Craig Papers (no image)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
Document Information
Date August 2, 1799
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburg
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Major Craig discusses the political views of the local people with Samuel Hodgdon. Notes that a shipment of money is on its way from Presquisle.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Federalists; Secretary of War; Henry Knox; James McHenry; Timothy Pickering; James Ross; Federalists; Major Caleb Swan; Lieutenant John Wilson; Lieutenant Thompson; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; New York; Presquisle; New Orleans; ;
Keywords democratic spirit; governmental chair; appointment; compensation; sloop Detroit; boxes of dollars; illness; boat; trading voyage; Mississippi River; furs; cargo; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Samuel Hogdon Esq

Philadelphia

Major Isaac Craig

2 August 1799

Recd 9-

173 [circled]

Pittsburgh 2nd August 1799

Sir

I have received your letter of the 27th Ultimo which is the only one I have had by Post this day. the Secretary of War not being so communicative on our Old Friends Henry & Timothy --

We have nothing new at this place the [undecipherable] of this town & generally of this County are in favour James Ross filling the governmental Chair but in some of the neighboring Counties A Democratich spirit pervades it is feared A Majority of the [undecipherable] - The Federalists however are not neglecting nuances on their part --

I am aprehensive that the Secretary of War has relinquished the [undecipherable] of appointing an Agent of War Department in New York and that an appointment will be made by the [undecipherable] who will find some person that will excess of a [undecipherable] I am led to this of [undecipherable] by having the [undecipherable] say that he should appoint an Agent in New York -- I expected to have heard from Major [Seven?] you will please to Call him M.r Leut Jw Wilson. [undecipherable] from Presquisle last [Saturday?] Morning on Board the Sloop Detroit having Eighteen Boxes of Dollars in his Charge. You will be please to tell him that [undecipherable] continues

continues. He has been once [undecipherable] & must that by enlarge & like [undecipherable].

A board arrived here of [five?] days ago from Orlean & A Trading Voyage esp the Mississippi [undecipherable] has brought here twelve thousand Dollar in [undecipherable]. A Boat Loaded with Furrs has also arrived Cargo [undecipherable] at 10,000 Dollar and an other boat [undecipherable] few days until a Cargo of Furr & [undecipherable] much more Valuable than both the former --

I am [undecipherable]

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Isaac Craig

Sam.l Hodgdon Eq.
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