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Apprehension Respecting Indian Hostilities

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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 30, 1799
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Major Craig makes Samuel Hodgdon aware of popular apprehension regarding Indian hostilities. Craig hopes the distribution of the Indian annuity will serve to pacify the Indians.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; family; settlers; Western Indian Nations; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; frontier; ;
Keywords hostilities; malady; annuities; goods; sugar; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Major Isaac Craig
30 Augt 99
Recd 6th September
[Wants a Band?]
State Dep't.
Nov. 24, 1894.
R.P.O. 401310.
Samuel Hodgdon Esq. 20
Pittsburgh 30th August 1799
The Mail arriving this day as Usual but without A letter from You or any other of my Correspondents in public Office in the City leaves me under disagreeable apprehensions for the Health & Safety of you & Family together with that of my other Friends I trust however you have not neglected to make Use of Every means in your power of Escaping from the Dreadfull Malady with which it is said Your City is again Visited -
Our Frontier Settelers are apprehensive that some of the Western Indian Nations are disposed to be Hostile. I hope however that this disposition is not General and that the Annual of the Stipendary goods which I presume is now about to be distributed to the Nation generaly with Induce them to be Peaceable -
Should this find you in the City I have to beg of you to send me A Barrell of Musquevedo Sugar by the first Conveyance that may offer -
I am very respectfully
Sir Your
Obedient Servant
Isaac Craig
Saml. Hodgdon Esq