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Glass Works and Pay for Read

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
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Date April 3, 1801
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Hopes to maintain correspondence regardless of Hodgdon's future pursuits. Requests selling price of pot ash and pearl ash. Inquires due to the increase in glass manufacture. Anticipated free time to visit Hodgdon after his removal from office. Read cannot pay his bills because he hasn't received pay since last November.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Forest; General; Read; Quartermaster General; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; glass works; ;
Keywords pot ash; pearl ash; glass; ;
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To Samuel Hodgdon Esquire Philadelphia
Pittsburg 3 April 1801
Dear Friend,
I have just received your favour of the 27th ulto
In whatsoever sphere of life, you may hereafter move, I shall ever highly esteem a continuation of our correspondence, and shall be particularly happy, if in our future pursuits, a mutual beneficial interest may be established - I shall bear in mind your proposition and have great hope, something to our mutual advantage may be done. Pray inform me in your [undecipherable], what is the felling price of Pot and Pearl Ash, and what quanti-ty could be disposed of? I mention this article inparti-cular, as the manufactory of it has greatly encreased since the establishment of our Glass Works, beyond what is wanted for our works - I had expected during the Winter to have had leisure to have made you a visit but have been disappointed - I expect however in the course of removals from office to have an opportunity of seeing you shortly - I am sorry my old Friend. [undecipherable] is in the situation you mention, unable to enjoy the many good things, which providence has bestowed on him - he sometime ago informed me he should make me a Visit perhaps he is coming this way - The General and Quarter Master General are both at the seat of Government, but shortly expected to return - Captn Read has not received pay since last Novemr therefore unable to take up his note
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