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November 2, 1798 Contagious Disease, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. In addition to wanting a great deal of information on the stores with the Army, Hodgdon notes that the sickness that has been ravaging Philadelphia seems nearly done.
October 10, 1798 Request for Estimate of Disease in Philadelphia, for the Safety of Congress John Adams James McHenry Adams' annual request for McHenry to weigh the level of disease in Philadelphia against the safety of Congress, which will shortly be convening its next session there.
October 19, 1798 Many Interments This Morning, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig In addition to supply concerns related to Craig's post, Hodgdon comments on the number of burials taking place in Philadelphia despite his conviction that the disease in the city is abating.
October 6, 1798 Affects of Disease on Sundry Locations, Etc. Samuel McLane Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of sundry supply matters, McLane says that he is pleased to hear that Hodgdon has been seen passing in apparent health through the streets of Philadelphia where so much disease and death have prevailed. Despite a few cases and some mortality, he thankfully reports that for the most part Germantown has escaped the ravages of disease.
October 5, 1798 On the Whole, the Disease Declines Samuel Hodgdon Samuel Lewis In addition to a discussion of Mr. Hoffman's account and Major Hunt's responsiblities thereto, Hodgdon observes that the disease in Philadelphia seems to be declining despite the recent burial of his neighbor.
September 18, 1793 Malignant & Contagious Disease Which Is Said to Rage Therein, Etc. Benjamin Lincoln Timothy Pickering Lincoln has pressing business in Philadelphia but is concerned about the fever that has been raging in the city.
October 18, 1798 State of the Disease in Philadelphia, Etc. James McHenry John Adams McHenry declares that the sickness in Philadelphia has sufficiently abated to allow Congress to reconvene.
September 19, 1793 Distress Due to Disease in Philadelphia Timothy Pickering Benjamin Lincoln Pickering discusses the situation in Philadelphia which has been ravaged by disease.
September 3, 1797 Discussion of Equipping of Frigate Constitution Josiah Fox Captain Samuel Nicholson Letter, asks for information regarding the finishing and equipping of the frigate Constitution; mentions disease.
August 9, 1798 Removal of Stores Due to Danger of Infection Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon refutes the argument of those who claim that the public stores should be moved due to the risk of infection. The stores exist to support the Army and every effort should be made to see that they are available for that purpose.
September 28, 1798 Whole Families are Laid Prostate Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among sundry supply matters, Hodgdon discusses the disease that is ravaging Philadelphia. Among the latest victims is his clerk, Banger.
October 26, 1798 America's Guardian Sits at the Helm, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig In addition to his continued concern about the disease afflicting Philadelphia, Hodgdon expresses relief that the Federalists have done well in the recent election and will have a strong presence in the next Congress.
January 26, 1789 Regarding land purchases; geographical information; the imminent death of the King of Great Britain Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Discusses land purchases in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania from Indians and reports on the imminent death of the King of Great Britain from a dropsical disease. Suggests that a change of kings will result in increased public debt.
March 6, 1795 Pickering discusses Indian affairs with Chapin Timothy Pickering [not available] Letter, discusses Wayne's campaign; informs re suspension of hostilities; discusses plans to hold a Treaty at Greenville; mentions Chapin's illness.
October 25, 1793 Late letter; Disease in City Abating; Expected Return of Washington, Hamilton, Knox Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Details a letter that did not reach Hodgdon on time. Once received, made application to Comptroller of Treasury. Mentions regret that Martin and Carson did not deliver the whole of stores; they will suffer for their neglect. The China has arrived with little damage. Rumor from New Brunswick that army is again defeated. The disease [yellow fever epidemic] is abating. President Washington expected...
November 20, 1800 Capt. Hyde's Delinquent Account Charles Hyde William Simmons Capt. Hyde assures Simmons that, despite the dreadful disease in his breast, he intends to settle his public accounts without a moment's delay. It is his intention to close this business quickly so that he can voyage to a warmer climate to avoid the ensuing winter because his existence depends upon doing so.
October 31, 1797 Description of Progress on Frigates United States & Constitution, And Their Equipment & Manning Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, describes progress on Frigates United States and Constitution; mentions disease; discusses equipping & manning Frigate; mentions Congress.
September 13, 1793 Yellow Fever; Smoking of the Infected Clothing Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Expresses sorry for the state of his family from Yellow Fever epidemic. The smoking of the clothing, thought to be infected with Yellow Fever, Craig notes is a dreadful piece of business and conceives it to be altogether unnecessary. Neither the China nor sugar have arrived; the wagoner left the load at Harrisburg and returned to Philadelphia.
November 9, 1798 Great Risk Remaining in the City, Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins expects to have permission to proceed to Philadelphia shortly. At that time, he hopes to complete the arrangements respecting the stores. There will be a considerable supply needed for the coming year which, if provided at Philadelphia, will save much expense. Hodgdon deserves the thanks of the public for continuing his exertions in the city during the outbreak of the contagious disease.
September 7, 1798 Request for Current Location Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Communication difficulties encountered due to yellow fever. Heard rumors that Hodgdon removed his office, Jones requested info on its current location.
November 11, 1793 March to the Other World Thomas Butler Samuel Hodgdon Butler asks to be excused for not answering Hodgdon's letter respecting the load of public clothing that had been lodged near Carlisle. For sixteen weeks he has been more likely to march to the Other World than to live but seems to be recovering and has returned to the works. The clothing has been sent forward. He prays God that Hodgdon and his family have avoided the malignant disease [smallpox}...
August 25, 1797 Notification of Letter to General Wilkinson; Move Out of Philadelphia Due to Disease James McHenry John Adams Notifies Adams that he has written to Gen. Wilkinson concerning "the mission of Mr. Powers," and encloses a partial copy [not included]. Mentions that because fever has become "more general" in the city, he intends to move with his family to Downing Town for a while.
November 9, 1798 A Copy of the Laws of Congress, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig requests a copy of the laws of Congress under President Adams from Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also informs Hodgdon of a local town having collected 500 dollars for relief of Philadelphians suffering under the hardship of yellow fever.
October 5, 1798 The Fever Seems to Abate Samuel Hodgdon John Mackey Along with a discussion of sundry supply matters, Hodgdon expresses his relief that the fever seems to be abating in Philadelphia due probably to the colder weather.
May 22, 1795 Small Pox Infections Thomas Butler Timothy Pickering Need to have men stationed at Fort Fayette inoculated for small pox due to the widespread infections in its camps. Cited the clothing to be shipped down the Ohio river as possibly carrying the small pox virus. Ordnance from Gen. Wayne received.