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September 23, 1799 An epidemic is raging to an alarming degree in my garrison... Staats Morris Alexander Hamilton "...I am extremely sorry to inform you sir that an epidemic is raging to an alarming degree in my garrison, and on that account it is very fortunate that so many men have been sent away out of the way of it. My nephew Lieutenant Lawrence fell a victim to it yesterday after only four days of illness. I shall this day give orders to have the men encamped at a distance from the barracks and shall...
November 12, 1798 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Jonathan Jackson Samuel Hodgdon Replies to Hodgdon's letter by informing him that the articles turned out right according to invoice. Mentions that he has been absent from his office for awhile due to the late epidemic.
October 21, 1795 Draft and epidemic Nicholas Fish William Simmons Requests Simmons to get payment on a draught drawn on Mr. James Calahan of Philadelphia. Provides an update for Mrs. Simmons on the course of an epidemic in New York and recommends that she delay her return to New York
September 13, 1798 Letter confirming shipment of military articles; and reference to Yellow Fever epidemic Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens confirmed shipment of military stores on board the Sloop Hercules. In writing to Samuel Hodgdon, Stevens notes that he is sorry to hear about the deplorable conditions as a result of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Hopes that Hodgdon and connections may escape the calamity. New York is in a very unhealthy state and vast numbers of inhabitants have fled to the country.
November 25, 1793 Papers gone forward; scrape with Indians; Yellow Fever in Philadelphia Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Papers have gone with the grand convoy to Head Quarters. Was fired upon coming in by Indians. One dragoon killed. Mr. Britt paid the balance of pay returned in his account. Howell's account of the ravages in Philadelphia [Yellow Fever epidemic] affected Swan very much.
August 31, 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic and Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Hodgdon does not believe that the clothing was infected from the recent yellow fever epidemic and explains why. He has also consulted a Doctor Hodge, who says that there is no danger of infection. Recommends that the last load, for the 4th Sub Legion, be aired before sent to destination.
November 8, 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic and events abroad Henry Knox Henry Jackson From near Philadelphia, discusses the timing of sending correspondence. Reports the disorder in Philadelphia [Yellow Fever epidemic] in a few days more will be like a summer's dream gone and hopes forever. Has not returned to the city yet. Mentions his brother [presumably clerk William Knox] and General Wayne's march. Mentions Duke of York being flogged before Dunkirk; Toulon given up with the...
September 16, 1797 Updates on War Office to Secretary of War: Yellow Fever William Simmons James McHenry Simmons writes from outside Philadelphia. Presumably some of the staff has relocated outside of Philadelphia as a result of the Yellow Fever epidemic. Simmons received 2 letters from John McHenry that informed him of James McHenry's indisposition. Simmons recounted duties of War Office staff, wishes that McHenry recover soon, and assures him that he will attend to his duties of his office, pay...
August 23, 1799 Query: Expenses to move the Accountant's Office to Trenton James McHenry William Simmons Simmons should inform McHenry of the sum needed to move him and the gentlemen in his office from Philadelphia to Trenton to avoid the present epidemic fever in Philadelphia.
August 26, 1799 Continuing Operations during Yellow Fever Epidemic Robert McCormick Samuel Hodgdon R McCormick unsigned query to Samuel Hodgdon regarding his contract for arms. He asked what arrangements have been made during the Yellow Fever for proving of the barrels, inspecting arms, paying the accounts and whether he may be indulged with horsemen's tents to make an encampment for the workmen at the factory.
November 15, 1793 Whereabouts of Knox; Troop Movements; Yellow Fever Epidemic Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig 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.
August 30, 1793 Letters; State of the Tumbrels; Yellow Fever Epidemic and Hodgdon's family Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon 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.
October 28, 1797 Request for Wagons William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Simmons requested two wagons to move the papers of War Department.
September 20, 1799 Supplies, Quarters, and Pay James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Routine instructions and correspondence concerning Army supplies, quarters, and pay.
August 22, 1799 Movement of Office due to Fever in City Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Due to a lingering fever in Philadelphia, seeks to move office to Trenton New Jersey.
August 9, 1798 Precautions Against Fever John Harris James McHenry Lists requirements for combating and preventing contagious fever spreading through city. Proposed moving office to Lamberton, Pennsylvania;
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.
July 19, 1799 Yellow Fever Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig (missing first page of letter, second page is partial illegible) Arrival of Quartermaster General noted. Yellow fever present.
November 7, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons David Henley Simmons notes that the fever has now disappeared from Philadelphia; thus, permitting a return of the Accountant's Office from Trenton.
November 8, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Samuel Smith Simmons discusses with General Smith the arrears of pay due to Christopher Hartman.
October 27, 1797 Regarding Philadelphia's Recovery from Sickness Oliver Wolcott, Jr. John Adams Wolcott informs Adams that the city of Philadelphia is returning to life after the recent outbreak of sickness there.
August 20, 1798 Letter from General Hamilton James McHenry George Washington Encloses a letter from General Alexander Hamilton and requests that it be returned along with some works of poetry.
August 21, 1797 Alarmed at the Reports of the Fever in the City, Etc. Alexander Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Anderson has examined the coach mentioned in the letter and finds it to be deficient. He is alarmed at the reports of the fever in the city and hopes that family and friends are all well.
November 16, 1793 Accounts; officers at Pittsburg; contagion eradicated Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mentions Britts' account. The officers are in operations in Pittsburg. Late contagion has been eradicated.
July 26, 1799 Yellow Fever & Invoices Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses Yellow Fever and invoices with Samuel Hodgdon.