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Murder of an Indian, Etc.

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Source Name Image(s)
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 September 12, 1800
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburg
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Major Craig discusses postage problems with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions the murder of an Indian by a local man and the impending trial.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Hodgdon to Craig, 09/19/1800.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Secretary of the Treasury; Oliver Wolcott Jr.; Indian; General James Wilkinson; upholsterers; painters; Quarter Master General; John Wilkins; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburg; Pittsburgh; Youngstown; New Connecticut; Youngs Town; Fort Fayette; Presque isle; ;
Keywords packets; postage; special arrangement; murder; trial; upholstery; painting; Indian annuity; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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[postmark stamp in circle]
PITTSG PA
SEP
12
20
Samuel Hodgdon Esq
Philadelphia
Isaac Craig
12th September
1800
Rec'd 19 -
[stamp]
Received
from
State Dep't.
Nov. 24, 2894
R.P.O. 401310
155
[stamp in upper left corner:]
Received
from
State Dep't.
Nov. 24, 1894.
R.P.O. 401310.

Pittsburg 12th Sept. 1800
Sir
I have received your letter of the 5th instant - I am glad you have got the Packet Safe, as to Postage I have long observed that some [special?] arrangement is wanted in that Department, I presume the Secretary of the Treasury - knows that such Packets are frequently transmitted by the Mail Chargeable with Postage -
We have nothing New at this place Except that A Man Charged with killing an Indian is this morning [?] off under A Guard of the [fourth?] Regiment to review his tryal at Youngs Town New Connicticut, it is generaly believed he will be convicted of willful Murder -
Gov Wilkinson is Expected here in A few days it is said with his Family to spend the Ensuing Winter the Upholsters Painters Joiners &c are now Employed in fitting
up his Quarters in Fort Fayette -
I have this moment rec'd A few lines from the Q Master date 25th Ultimo directing me to send off the Indian Annuities Via Presquarter -
I am
Sir your
Obedient Servant
Isaac Craig

Saml. Hodgdon. Esq.
Philade.-