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Whereabouts of Knox; Troop Movements; Yellow Fever Epidemic

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CollectionTennessee State Library and Archives: James Robertson Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 15, 1793
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Secretary of War remains in the countryside. Mentions army's movement. Discusses accountability for damaged goods. Discusses effects of yellow fever epidemic in city. Mentions death of Jacob Hapelman.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Samuel Hodgdon; Secretary of War; Henry Knox; Quartermaster General; Jacob Hapelman; Jacob Hasselman; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; country; ;
Keywords enclosed report; clothing; damage; high fords; horse; furniture; death; epidemic; safe conveyance; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Philadelphia

Sir - - No. 15 13th Nov. 1793

Yoiur last letter being enclo-
sed with the War Office letters and
carried to the Secretary, who still remains
in the Country did not come to hand in
Time to answer by [undecipherable] Post. I have
now to acknowledge the receipt of it and
its enclosures. I was glad to find the
five thousand dollars forwarded had safely
reached you --- By the time this reaches
you I suspect you will know [the news]
of the Army's movement, and another
Post will inform us also -- an extract
of the QM Genls letter I gave to Brown
and it appeared in the Paper of the [undecipherable]
all now seem anxious I have [undecipherable]
the enclosed Report the opinion is a
curious One but what is to be the
effect; I suppose the Clothing was dam-
aged on the road or elsewhere, without
knowing the marks and numbers of
the [undecipherable] that contained the damaged [undecipherable]
[undecipherable] known who trans-ported him, - and without knowing what the damage was, who can tell whether any one ought to be accountable a certain degree of damage seems unavoid-able in such a lengthy transportation but as it happens through neglect it is clear the transporter is accountable - if the damage arises from excess in [undecipherable] by [shaping heigh fords,?], or any as then avoided [strike through] can partly be made accountable - Jacob Hapelman horse and furniture were his [undecipherable], and as such had better be re-turned here, by the first convenient opportunity - he has a family who it is most likely would choose to dispose of such parts of his property as by his death have become [undecipherable] to them - Enclosed you have an account of the [undecipherable] has made such ravages in our City - it saves

me
me [undecipherable] the trouble of narrating it to you as I intended - it is tollarably accurate and may be useful - adieu

Your & very Sincerely

Samuel Hodgdon

Script

you will please to forward the enclosed by the first safe conveyance

Major Isaac Craig