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Letters; State of the Tumbrels; Yellow Fever Epidemic and Hodgdon's family

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Document Information
Date August 30, 1793
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Received letters and newspapers for Quarter Master General. Tumbrells [carts] delivered by William Quigley. Received cartouche boxes, shoes. The tumbrells were overloaded and damaged. Had gears made. Expresses concern for the distress of family and hopes for its terminating in the reestablishment of Hodgdon and his family's health.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Hodgdon to Craig, 09/07/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Quartermaster General; James O'Hara; William Quigly; Hodgdon family; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh;
Keywords newspapers; tumbrels; receipt; cartouch boxes; shoes; stores; salt; gears; bells; fever; health; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Pittsburgh, 30th August 1793 ---

Sir,
I have Received your letter of the 21st Instant
together with New[s?] Papers for the Quarter Master General
Four of the Tumbrells are come to hand
two of them that were delivered by William Quigley, in particular are damaged
as will appear by the Receipt I have given him --- Since his Departure
I have discovered that in addition to the Cartouch Boxes, Shoes, are put into
the Tumbrells, at your Stores he bought up a Quantity of Salt, which added
to the Other Weight has injured the Carriages Considerably ---
I have had Geers made for the [ ] Tum-
bells, as soon as the last two Arrives, I shall Send them forward
I am sincerely [ ] for the [ ] of your family, and shall hope for
its terminating in the Reestablishment of you and their Healths --
I am for
with great Esteem
you Obedt
Humble Servt --
Isaac Craig