Difficulties in Obtaining Clothing

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Date May 1, 1800
Author Name Frederick Frye (primary) Location: Fort Moultrie
Recipient Name Constant Freeman (primary)
Summary Frye complains that in 1798 he was directed by the Secretary of War to make a return of clothing which he did for 66 suits and Hodgdon did not send him the suits. Later he made another return for 120 suits and later received blue woolen overalls of poor quality from Colonel Stevens. Still later General Hamilton ordered Lieutenant Dayton to take the clothing to South Carolina with his company. Soon after arriving at Fort Moultrie, the company was reduced by deaths and desertions to 41 men. So now there is a surplus of clothing.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes Enclosed in Freeman to Hodgdon, 05/03/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups Major Constant Freeman; Captain Frederick Frye; Secretary of War; Samuel Hogdon; Colonel Stevens; Military Agent; Lieutenant Dayton; General Hamilton; ;
Related Places Fort Moultrie; Governor's Island; New York; West Point; South Carolina; ;
Keywords clothing; return; suits of clothing; recruiting; blue woolen overalls; quality; invoice; casualties; deaths; desertions; ;
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