Transportation of Ammunition

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Date September 19, 1800
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Summary Secretary of War unwell, Wilkinson to travel to springs in Virginia. Advised the ammunition be sent along to various destinations because the season is advanced and travel will soon be difficult.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Craig to Hodgdon, 09/26/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Samuel Hodgdon; Secretary of War; Samuel Dexter; General Wilkinson; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Washington City; City of Washington; Washington D.C.; springs; Virginia; ;
Keywords ammunition; ;
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Philadelphia 19th Septemr 1800
Sir
Last evening I received your letter of the 12th instant. By a letter received this morning I find the Secretary of War remains so unwell as to be incapable of attending to business. General Wilkinson is gone from Washington to the Springs in Virginia. Before I read your letter I concluded he meant to stay at the seat of Government during the ensuing winter. I think it full time to have the [ammunitions] on their way to their several destinations - the season is far advanced, and shortly transportation will be difficult.
I am Sir, Your Most Obedient Servant
Samuel Hodgdon
Major Isaac Craig