Clothing Shipped; Fever Rages in City

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Date August 24, 1793
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Clothing for 3rd Sub Legion is on the road. A wasting and destructive fever rages in the city. Before this reaches Craig, Hodgdon comments that he shall probably have one or more to mourn in his family. Hodgdon, who reports being unwell himself, will send the general invoices for 3rd Sub Legion.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Craig to Hodgdon, 08/30/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Samuel Hodgdon;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords clothing; fever; general invoices; ;
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Philadelphia 24 Aug 1793
No. 134
Sir--
The purpose of this Letter is to inform you that the whole of the Clothing for the 3rd Sub Legion is on the road--and a part also of the 4-- the remainder will probable be allunder way by Tuesday next-- a wasting and destructive feaver rages in this City & particulary in my neighbourhood-- be-fore this reaches you I shall probably have one or more to mourn in my family who fell victims to it--I shall send the particular General invoices for the 3rd Sub Legion (if God permit) by the next post--I am now unwell--
Sincerely yours
Samuel Hodgdon
[Editor's note: Hodgdon underscored his name with a five connected loops.]
Major Craig--