Instructing Officers in the Taking of Distances & Altitudes, Etc.

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Date December 26, 1800
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Wilkinson tells Hodgdon not to bother purchasing glasses if he has not already done so. He needs surveying equipment to teach the officers how to measure distances. Discusses other purchases and accounting matters. Wilkinson has lost his copy of the British regulations for their infantry.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Partly illegible, document torn.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; James Wilkinson; officers; Secretary of War; British; infantry; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords glasses; circumferter; chain; theodolite; taking of distances; belts; elk skin; caribou skin; books; pay; British regulations; discipline; exercise; arms; cotton; ;
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