Notification of Goods Ordered Now Ready

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
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Date June 23, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Tents ordered by Hodgdon's assistant are ready. Captain Houdin to be sent to Hodgdon for employment.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Henry Knox; Captain Houdin; cavalry; your assistant; Ordnance Department; Quartermasters Department; ;
Related Places War Department; Ohio; river; Ohio River; ;
Keywords boots; tents; horses; campaign; articles; transported; common tents; horseman's tents; late war; rate of pay; ;
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Was department June 23d 1791
Sir,
I have received yours of the 16th instant from Pittsburg.
Acquainted as you are with the objects of the campaign and furnished as you are with the means I possess the highest confidence that no part of the necessary preparations will languish.--
Everything what you have written for, and what may not have been anticipated shall be forwarded.
I enclose a list of articles which have lately been transported as given by your assistant. he has had made 100 common and 20 Horseman's Tents additional and also the boots for the Cavalry.
I shall send to you Capt Houdin
for
for employment. He is a very honest man was a Captain in the Service during the late war and has suffered greatly-- You avail the public of his services in the ordnance or Quarter masters department at a moderate rate of pay. let me know when you descend the ohio
I amSirYour most obedient ServantHKnoxSecy of War
Samuel Hodgdon EsqrQuartermaster