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Removal from Office

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 17, 1801
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Mentioned obtaining pot ash, per Hodgdon's request. Brought up being removed from office to be replaced by "some favorite", Craig sought Gen. Irvine's opinion on matter. Craig believed Hodgdon acted a "dignified part" in surrendering his office.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; General Irvine; Captain Turner; Quartermaster General; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh;
Keywords pot ash; return; property; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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as a General charge I [undecipherable] [undecipherable] I shall esteem your opinion [undecipherable] on this point a [undecipherable] [undecipherable]
I am with great respect
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To Samuel Hodgon Esq. Philada
Pittsburg 17 April 1801
Dear Sa
Your letter of the [undecipherable] is received [undecipherable] time a letter from your [undecipherable] Office requesing a Return of all the property of the United States on [undecipherable] charge
I shall endeavor to improve your [undecipherable] with respect to Pot ash I presume I may infer from the Genl change you suppose will shortly take place, that I shall have equal liberty with you I have this day requested Genl [undecipherable] to give me his opinion on this point, Same time suggesting to him that I look for a removal to make room for some favorite - I shall mention to Capt Turner what you say respecting him - he seems much disposed to resign and go into Mercantile business - I had no doubt of your acting a dignified part at the surrendering of your Office - The QMG is not yet returned, but shortly expected.
I am IC