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Political Power and Settlement of Accounts

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date March 27, 1801
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Craig believed Hodgdon's removal from office was to create a vacancy for Gen. Irvine. Craig surprised Irvine would want to take on a job that required attention to detail and calculations. Craig expected that he would soon be replaced by "some favorite Democrat". Inquires after the state of his accounts as Deputy Commissioner, hoped Hodgdon would settle Craig's accounts before he left office.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Irvine; enemy; Democrat; Federalist; Deputy Commissioner; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Niagara; Fort Bruenton; fort; post; frontier; territory; ;
Keywords accounts; ;
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To Samuel Hodgdon Esquire Philadelphia
Pittsburg 27 March 1801
Dr Sir
I have just received your favor of the 20th instant and with deep concern perused its contents - I believe there was one weighty reason for your removal viz to make a vacan-cy for General Irvine - And I am persuaded your enemies will not point out another reason - I am indeed aston-ished that Genl Irvine applied for such an Office - if he did apply for an Office that required such care attention & such continued intricate calculation - I shall by next post expect to hear of my troublesome Office being courted and filled by some favorite Democrat. But pray my Dear Sir, in what situation will my account of Services as Deputy Commissary be left in your Office? You formerly informed me that all the provisions departed as I consumed at Niagra & Fort Bruenton were charged to me
I hope you will have leisure to remove that charge from my Shoulders before you deliver up your Office - if not to obtain a compensation for my Services [undecipherable] [undecipherable].
I am Dear Sir
most sincerely
your [undecipherable] IC