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Clothing; the Inevitable Campaign; Raging Yellow Fever in the City

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date September 7, 1793
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Will make use of the information on the tumbrils. Mentions invoices of clothing for 3rd and 4th Sub Legions, noting the inevitability of the upcoming campaign [against Indians]. Describes the mortal sickness as raging. Many have fallen victim. Doctor Hutchinson has died and Jones has died. Wife still ill. Asks for acknowledgment of receipt of China and sugar. Respects to Mrs. Craig and family.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Samuel Hodgdon; Doctor Hutchinson; Jones; Indowick; Ludowick; Mrs. Hodgdon; Mrs Craig; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords tumbrils; invoices for the clothing; campaign; clothing; files; sickness; yellow fever; china; sugar; wine; ;
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Philadelphia September [ ] 1793
Sir --- 43
I have received your letter
of the 30th ultimo ---
I shall make a pro-
per use of the information you give
me respecting the Timbrels (sp?), I am
glad you have completed them with

geers (?) -- enclosed you have the [f-- ]

Invoices for the Clothing forwarded for
the #rd and 4th Sub Legions -- a Campaign
I supposed to be innevitable, and I
hope that the supplies for the Army here
generally gone forward from your Post
--- the Clothing is not due to the Men
until Oct. by that time it will be all
with them - - - if you recollect any other
Article beside the [files] essential for the
Army notify me and it shall be [ ]
The mortal sickness rages so
many have fallen victims to it
Yesterday Docter Hutchinson added [6]
more to the numbers slain by it -- he
died about 12 O'Clock -- I have lost
two of my family -- [Mr.] Jones - One
of my Clerks -- and Old Ludowick -- My
Wife is yet ill -- You do not acknow
ledge the receipt of the China and
Sugar -- both must have reached you
-- as soon as I am able to get
abroad I will procure and forward
the Wine ---- Forward my respects
to Mrs. Craig and all the Family --
With sentiments of esteem
I am
your most Obedt Servant
Samuel Hodgdon
Major Isaac Craig