Regarding the Supposed Button Contract, and Andrew Ellicot's Articles in the Public Stores

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Date September 16, 1800
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Israel Whelen (primary)
Summary Refers to the ongoing investigation of Mr. Martin's supposed verbal contract for buttons with the previous purveyor, the late Tench Francis. Hodgdon, after reviewing the evidence, has arrived at a certain number of buttons, with specifications for size and unit insignia, for Martin to complete to fulfill his contract. Hodgdon also refers to items placed in public stores by Andrew Ellicot, and whether they have been kept or sold.
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Related Persons/Groups Israel Whelen; Samuel Hodgdon; Mr. Martin; purveyor; Andrew Ellicot; Charles Anderson; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords button; small buttons; large buttons; contract; public store; sextant; coat buttons; vest buttons; ;
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