Simmons Discussing Charges with Alexander Gibson and Requesting the Orders of Alexander Hamilton

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Date October 11, 1800
Author Name William Simmons (primary)
Recipient Name Alexander Gibson (primary) Location: Staunton, Virginia
Summary Alexander Humphrey's late contractor produced for Simmons an account of logs harvested and stone mined for building 27 huts, the amount being $636 along with a charge of $141.42 for the use of blacksmiths' shops, barracks and store houses. The order to put the soldiers under cover at Staunton apparently came from Alexander Hamilton; however, these orders have not been produced, and the Secretary of War cannot sign off on orders that have not been provided him. Simmons requests Gibson's reply, especially with regard to charges for house rents when public huts had been built, and what the fates of these huts were when the soldiers left the station.
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Related Persons/Groups Captain Alexander Gibson; William Simmons; Alexander Humphreys; contractor; Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Staunton, Virginia; ;
Keywords logs; stone; building; huts, blacksmiths' shops; barracks; store houses; ;
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