Military Stores in the Peace Establishment

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Date January 6, 1784
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Worsley Emes (primary)
Summary Discusses the peace establishment as regards places of deposit for United States military stores and the possibilities for Captain Emes's continuation in the service. He will receive preference from Hodgdon in peace establishment appointments.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Content Notes See Carth to Hodgdon 01/04/1784.
Related Persons/Groups W. Emes; Samuel Hodgdon; Mrs. Emes; Emes's family; troops; Congress; officers;
Related Places Philadelphia; Philadelphia; the States;
Keywords prospect; present situation; private arrangements; information requested; the matter; measures; interest of your family; establishment; troops; stores; idea of Congress; places of deposit for military stores; suitable buildings; charge; peace establishment; officers; salaries; living; employment; the present; orders; services; final arrangement; appointments; acceptance; preference; subject; accounts; returns; pay; converse;
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Sir
[undecipherable] January 6. 1784
Mr. [undecipherable] is desirous to be informed whether there is a [undecipherable] of your continuing for any length of time in your present situation, as private arrangements may depend on the information requested, I will candidly say all I know about the matter that you may take such measures as the interest of you family may dictate _ As yet no establishment either on Troops or Stores is agreed on. _ The Idea of [undecipherable] as far as I can learn is to have five places of deposit for Military stores in the States, but when or where they will be able to procure Suitable buildings I know not _ on how the change will eventually be disposed of a Peace establishment will so [undecipherable] abridge both the number of Officers & the Salaries allowed them, that a [undecipherable] solely from the employment cannot be [undecipherable] from the present you will be continued, at least until I receive further orders for your services have been acceptable for me _ and when the final arrangement is made of I had any hand in the Appointments, and any thing offers worthy your acceptance, you will have the preference _ this is all I can say on the subject perhaps it may be as well to prepare your account and return up to [undecipherable] and pay us a visit when we may converse more intelligently
Captain [undecipherable]
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