Viewing 26–50 of 85 documents: "epidemic"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 24, 1798 Danger Risked by Remaining in Town, Etc. Michael Kepple Samuel Hodgdon Kepple is glad to have heard from Mr. Henry that Hodgdon has continued in good health despite the danger he risked by remaining in town.
September 4, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons David Henley Fever in Philadelphia causes the Accountant's Office to relocate to Trenton. Simmons discusses relocation of public offices.
November 2, 1798 Request for pay and advance Horatio R. Dayton William Simmons Dayton requests advance in pay. Asks how the court martial goes on and gives his compliments to Simmons' sister and daughter.
August 27, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Alexander Thompson Simmons informs Thompson to expect payment from Nicholas Fish.
August 10, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner asks the Secretary at War for an advance notice of any decision to evacuate the city due to fever. Hagner informs McHenry that the men with families will need the extra time to obtain lodging.
August 23, 1799 Expenses of removing offices to Trenton James McHenry William Simmons Requests the sum of money that will be necessary to cover the expenses of removing the accountant's office to Trenton due to fever in Philadelphia.
September 18, 1797 Request for heavy anchor to keep frigate Constitution from accidents during heavy squalls [not available] Tench Francis Request for anchor to keep frigate Constitution from accidents during heavy seas. Author reports he is getting better.
December 4, 1793 Pleading for Orders, Backpay & New Recruits; Defenses at Greeneville Complete, and Expectations of Indians to Fight or Deal Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Laments lack of word from Knox, which he attributes to an epidemic in Philadelphia; also laments continued unreliability of contractors. Reports defenses at Greeneville complete, and believes Indians will fight or submit to negotiations by Jan. 1. Notes continuing problem of expiring enlistments and efforts to reenlist veterans; pleads for the 7 months' back pay due to the troops. Hopes that...
September 1, 1797 Forwarded Letter of Col. Biddle William Simmons James Wilkinson Simmons forwarded letter for Col. Biddle due to outbreak of Calamitous disorder in Philadelphia. If Wilkinson has any dispatches, Simmons will transfer them to Biddle.
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.
August 31, 1793 Death and Illness from Yellow Fever Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Yellow fever disorder rages and has proven fatal to a great number. Hodgdon himself is enfeebled; painful to write the letter. Enclosed is invoice of last load of clothing which did not leave with the load. Files requested will be sent. Hodgdon's wife is dangerously ill, as are Miss Phillips, and Hodgdon's son. Jones, Hodgdon's clerk, is dead as well as Indowick. Knox is very ill.
September 26, 1797 Goods to and from Savannah and Augusta Samuel Lewis Edward Price The Secretary of War has declared that until a permanent arrangement can be made for the transportation of goods to and from Augusta and Savannah, Price can employ the persons he mentioned in his recent letter.
October 30, 1799 Transportation of offices from Trenton to Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons States that the Quarter Master General has received instructions to provide the transportation necessary for the return of offices from Trenton to Philadelphia.
September 13, 1798 Requests Articles for Cutters to Go to Sea Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Mr. Humphreys reports that 2 cutters are not ready to go to sea for want of supplies. Requests order for needed articles.
September 28, 1798 A Badly Damaged Case of Liquor Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that a waggoner, Hamilton, has delivered a badly damaged case of liquor. The price of this item is to be deducted from Hamilton's pay.
October 5, 1798 Purchase of Land Northwest of the Ohio Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the transacting of funds relative to the purchase of land northwest of the Ohio with Samuel Hodgdon.
November 28, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons forwards to the Secretary at War the accounts reflecting the expenses associated with relocating the Accountant's Office from Philadelphia to Trenton due to the outbreak of Yellow Fever.
November 2, 1798 Explanation of Army Appointments Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig requests an explanation of army appointments from Samuel Hodgdon.
September 3, 1798 Deter Bad People from Plunder Montgomery & Newbold Samuel Hodgdon They have heard that Hodgdon stayed in Philadelphia rather than removing to Trenton. They hope that staying in town will not subject him to the fatal fever and that he and others will be favored with health so as to support the city police and deter bad people from plundering.
September 21, 1793 An Account of the Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Reports that self and family, blessed be God, are nearly recovered from the malignant disorder in the city of Philadelphia. The scene has surpassed everything Hodgdon has seen before: the dying, groans filled the City all nights, and the dead with the returning day. Whole families have been swept away. Has great cause for thankfulness. Discusses the smoking and repacking of the clothing....
August 31, 1798 Books to be Procured for the Wives, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the return of Yellow Fever to Philadelphia, books to be procured for the wives, and drafts made on Hodgdon's account.
September 17, 1799 Land Warrant for Joseph Johnston, Etc. Samuel Lewis Samuel Hodgdon Lewis describes the process by which the land warrant for Joseph Johnston can be lawfully issued to him. He confirms that he and his family are healthy in Trenton but looks forward to the time when he can return to Philadelphia. He asks for information respecting his house.
June 28, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Nanning J. Vischer Simmons informs Vischer that his claims are lacking muster rolls.
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 17, 1798 A Shortage of Vests, Knapsacks, & Canteens Alexander Gibson Samuel Hodgdon Gibson complains of a shortage of vests, knapsacks, and canteens which are essential if his recruits are ordered to march.