Purchase Supplies

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Date April 1, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Orders to purchase items on enclosed list at lowest price possible.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Henry Knox; cavalry; public; ;
Related Places War Department; ;
Keywords tents; saddle; supplies; sundry articles; purchase; lists; lowest rate; public contract; ;
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War department,1st April 1781
Sir
I request that you would immediately make the necessary enquiries for the purchase of the articles contained in the inclosed list. As the public will pay for the articles upon delivery it will be justly expected that [the?] price shall be at the lowest rate.
Two tents to be made, one of each sort [undecipherable] in the list, and a saddle with [undecipherable] for the cavalry and to be lodged in this office--upon which decision will be made whether it would be best to advertise for a public contract for the said articles.
I amSir,Your humble servantHKnoxSecy of War
Samuel Hodgdon Esqr