On the removal of offices from Philadelphia for the summer

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Date May 15, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary)
Summary Mentions that the President has requested a meeting with the Heads of Departments to determine a time for the removal of offices from Philadelphia during the summer fever season. McHenry tells Stoddert that given his soon-to-come resignation, he will not need to be consulted on this issue.
Document Format Draft Letter
Document Notes In the hand of John Caldwell.
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Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Stoddert; James McHenry; President; John Adams; Heads of Departments;
Related Places Philadelphia; Baltimore; War Office;
Keywords House; meeting; household; offices; books; papers; articles;
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15 May 1800
Benjn Stoddert
Removal of Offices
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War Dept.
15 May 1800
Dr. Sir,
I have to acknowlege the reciept of a note from you, this morning, informing me that the President requested you, to make his wishes known to me, and other Heads of Departments, that they would meet this evening at 7 OClock at his house, to fix upon a time for the removal of the Public Offices from Philadelphia.
You will confer a particular obligation Sir If you will respectfully represent to the President - That having resigned the Office of Secretary of the Department of War - and my particular convenience does not require to be consulted, with respect to the time for removal of the offices comprehended in the War Department & That having my arrangements to make and execute, for the removal of my own household to Baltimore - I do not contemplate that any attention will be requisite on my part to the transportation of the books, papers and other articles, belonging to the War Office.
I am Dr Sir Your [illegible]
Honble Benjn Stoddert
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