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Supplies Needed at Fort Hamilton

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Document Information
Date January 19, 1792
Author Name John Armstrong (primary) Location: Fort Hamilton
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Captain Armstrong lists a number of articles needed for the use of the garrison at Fort Hamilton.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; John Armstrong;
Related Places Fort Hamilton; Fort Jefferson; ;
Keywords iron; two bars; axes; jackets; flags; garrison; flag staff; flints; wafers; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
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Fort Hamilton 19th - January 1792

Sir/

Your letter of the 17th - came duly to hand- + I have to inform you that no Coin has arrived either for the Carpenter in Dublin- out of the small quantity I have your returning Horses have been furnished.- As Iron is worked there for many purposes- + you have not absolutely promised to send any on to replace the small quantity in store I cannot share you more than two bars- but promise you none of the remainder shall be used unless absolutely necessary untill you have time to send me some of a different quality in its stead, as I observed before [Oxen?]. Lockets for leting [undecipherable] are absolutely necessary. I can not think of sending the whole but you might [undecipherable] replacing it. One of the Flags you mention shall be forwar =ded to Fort Jefferson by the next post the other they leave to return - as
as it is not proper for a garrison I tendend - it may serve a Beat for which I presume it was originally intended my [undecipherable] staff in seventy five put high it would therefore be [undecipherable] to display it therein, will there for thank you to furnish am suitable be the [undecipherable] it will be six days before the banner is finished [undecipherable] will uncover many [undecipherable] be [undecipherable] Wend shall not be detained in moment unnecesarily- [undecipherable] thank you also to recollect the waters mentioned in my last - I want also a supply of [undecipherable], which May'e Ziegb wrote me he had ordered you to forward - I am Sir your Obt Serv
John Armstrong
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