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Medicine, Medical Supplies to Detachment at Winchester, Virginia

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Document Information
Date August 14, 1800
Author Name Doctor Charles Brown (primary) Location: Harpers Ferry
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, discusses medicine and medical supplies. Sent an assortment of medicine to Major Cass detachment at Winchester Virginia. The apothecary will not like methods of making returns. Will need more medicine before winter. House is partly finished and wishes to see Hodgdon at Harpers Ferry.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Doctor Charles Brown; Annan; Samuel Annin; Major Cass; surgeon's mate; physicians; apothecary; Tom; family; Mr. Luton; Mrs. Luton; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Harper's Ferry; Winchester, Virginia; Virginia; West Virginia; ;
Keywords invoice; medicine; hospital stores; return for medicine; articles; glasses; music; good health; ;
Key Phrases an order; medicine which I have received; letter directing me to get; shall be issued as you have directed; detachment at Winchester about 200 men some officers & a surgeon's mate; this I did without your order; judged it a public advantage as the articles must have been purchased from the Physicians at an extravagant price; dollars saved by it; still two thirds of them in my possession; wish you to inform me whither I did right or not; Apothecary will not like my method of making returns for medicine; it will amuse me in compounding & what is still better I will be certain of the composition; want more medicine from you before winter; not now prepared to make a return;

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