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Family in Distress

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
Document Information
Date October 29, 1791
Author Name Richard Clarke (primary) Location: Camp Glades
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Summary Since his family is likely to be distressed, Clarke has nobody else to turn to but Hodgdon. Clarke lives in the little hut near the slaughterhouse and had even made improvements to it. His wife has informed him that Mr. Hunt wants to turn her out so he asks Hodgdon to intercede on her behalf until he returns.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Richard Clarke; family; Hunt; wife; ;
Related Places Fort Washington; Camp Glades; Hamilton County; Sinasinatte; Cincinnati; hut; slaughterhouse; ;
Keywords hut; boards; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Letter
from RS Clarke--dated Oct 29
1791

To
Mr. Samuel Hodgedon
Quarter Master Jene
rall at Fort Washin-
gton, Sinasinatte, in
Hamilton County

Camp Glades October the 29th 1791

Sir

I humbly beg your pardon for troubling you, but my family Likely to be distressed, I have no other to Apply to but your Honour, I had Liberty to Live in the Little Hutt Next the river Near the slaughter House, I [fresh?] livered the hut I [chunked?] it and Bought Bords for it and {undecipherable}and made the Dore to it my Wife informs me that M. Hunt wants to turn her out, should Humbly Beg that your
Hounor, will Be kind Enough to Intersed and Let her stay wile I return if God spares my Life, which I know it Lays at your option,

Sir I am your Humble Servant Richd [undecipherable]. Clarke [undecipherable]

the Atow is a fort hand I had thee general and [undecipherable] ordering to put him in and I trust you will in [undecipherable] into it from [undecipherable]