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Health of Troops

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: General Information Index, RG94 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: General Information Index, RG94 view image
Document Information
Date May 2, 1800
Author Name [not available]
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Discussed passage to Harper's Ferry; mentioned health of troops and lack of medicine and medical supplies. Requested details on how a relation to Hodgdon recovered from small pox. Bank stock in Brown's name to be withdrawn so he can purchase a farm near the City of Washinton.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Charles Brown; Freeman; Miss Philips; Pickering; Mr. Montgomery; Brown; painter; O'Hara; Dr. Strong; infantry; Swan; battalion; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Harpers Ferry; Baltimore; City of Washington; farm; land; ;
Keywords medicine; medical supplies; waggon; wagon; baggage; supply; Maderia; wine; hospital stores; book; bank stock; certificate; artillery; ;
Key Phrases arrived; much fatigued; walked al he way from Baltimore; in two days and a half; with a waggon and my baggage; no chance of getting a boat to Georgetown afforded in less than 5 days; on my arrival; applied for a tent or hut; all were occupied; had not Capt Freeman shifted for himself & given me his tent I most have slept out of doors; the Infantry are dying; the Artillery are healthy; have no medicine nor can I get any from the Infantry; indeed they have very little; send me on a general supply for my own corps; of medicine, instruments & Hospital stores; the commissary instead of issuing Madeira wine for the sick; furnishes them with very bad vinegar; my supply may be sent ; all possible expedition; inform me how your little flock got over the small pox; remember me' to your amiable partner; family; I was to; go away without waiting upon them; send John to Brown the painter to know why he does not forward my papers; your request; I have examined my book & find that I have a paid; on your account; you informed me than my little property was in Bank stock; pray send me a certificate of my shares; I may in case of a great bargain take it in my head to purchase a farm near the city; pleasure; not time to make a return of medicine; know what will be wanted for a Battalion of Artillery for one year;

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