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The Coming Campaign

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Document Information
Date February 10, 1792
Author Name Robert Barr (primary) Location: Lexington
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Summary Barr is going to Philadelphia soon and asks Hodgdon to give him whatever news he has on the operation of the coming campaign. He wants to be on his way out of Lexington early so as to be ready for the campaign. He expects to have a large quantity of goods on hand, perhaps the largest in the district.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Robert Barr; Tait; Colonel Darke; Henry Knox; Board of War; Swan; Wilkinson; ;
Related Places Fort Washington; Lexington; Philadelphia; district; Limestone; ;
Keywords favor; orchard; campaign; goods; assorted; terms; trading scheme; export; ;
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Fort Washington
Col Saml Hodgdon
LM Genl
[undecipherable] by M Tart
Lexington 10th Feb 1792
Dear Sir
I have to inform you, that I received yours off the 21st Ultimo, informing of Col Darke Departure who Has been here, and has gave me a letter to H Knox a Copy of which I send you, for years in [undecipherable] he likewise assures me that he will do all he can in our favr personally as soon as he arrives at the Board of war, I will thank you for a Letter to H Knox on the Subject and for you to Say all you can in our favr Likewise say where the arm, and if any past of them is Disposd off
I have sett a time for my departure for Philada to leave the crab Orchard the 18th March pray let me have your letter with your other Commands by that time could wish you could make it commencement to go in then, if you dont go, will be much obligd to you to give me any news you may be in possession off as to the Operation of the oncoming Campaign that you may Judge prudent to give;---As this overal buisness
with some others rather compell me to go in [undeciphrable] an to be out Here early in may, by the time the operation of the Campaign begins to take place, and having at present a large grantety of goods on hand, which wants much to be better [undecipherable], on my return I expect. I shall have an equal quantity, of good if not the largest and best in the District
I shall stand much in event of any order you can give me. Certain I am, that it will be my interest to do it on better terms than ou can get it done in the Districk, and shall leave the term wholly to yourself as I have it in theory to close my Trading Scheme with the close of the war, unless a export should take place in the mean time, your Friend Pirean has been Here is gone to the fall is to be here by the 27 Inst we all wait with impatience, to hear of Wilkinsons returned I shall send the bags down by the way of limertone that well lee with you by the time the news Breaks up Youl please
send your letter by a safe hand and as soon as possible, a favourable letter to H Knox and one giving your Genl news will be thankfully Recivd Sir
Your Mo Hont & very
Hhble Servt
t Barr
Saml Hogodon Esqr
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Letter to Say All