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October 12, 1798 The Fever Still Rages, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Captain John Briant Hodgdon discusses sundry supply matters and laments that the fever is still claiming lives in Philadelphia.
August 24, 1799 Notification of Bad Fever at Philadelphia, War Office's Move to Trenton James McHenry John Adams McHenry compares this year's fever to the bad ones of certain past years. Notifies Adams that his offices are moving to Trenton, and laments both the human cost of the sickness and the inconvenience to the government.
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.
July 25, 1796 Discussion of Yellow Fever Nathan Jones Josiah Fox Letter, discusses yellow fever.
November 2, 1793 Mr. Hamilton Was Taken with a Fever J M. Henry Knox It is reported to Knox that Alexander Hamilton has been taken with a fever and has been warned by Doctor Bellville that it would be extremely dangerous for him to venture out.
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.
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.
November 22, 1793 Yellow Fever at an End Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig [Yellow] fever is at an end. Business has resumed. Preparations made for accommodation of congress and state assembly. Pay will go forward on Monday.
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.
August 2, 1799 Refers to Wagoner Invoices, Fever, Crops Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Wonders about how the wagoner plans to make use of the invoices. The invoice calls for a further allowance. The fever has disappeared from the city. Remarks on crops
August 10, 1798 Removal from the Fever, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among other concerns, Hodgdon laments that even though the danger from the fever is exagerrated, the public offices will be removed to Trenton although he will stay in Philadelphia.
July 26, 1799 Yellow Fever & Invoices Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses Yellow Fever and invoices with Samuel Hodgdon.
January 31, 1789 On the Secretary of War and bout of rheumatick fever William Knox Arthur St. Clair William Knox informs St. Clair that his brother, the Secretary of War, is ill with rheumatick fever.
September 22, 1798 The Fever is So Mortal in Your City, Etc. James Caldwell Samuel Hodgdon Caldwell has a certificate from Abraham Kirkpatrick, late Commissary General in Wayne's army, for a sum due him for services rendered as Assistant Commissary. Apparently the fever is so mortal in Philadelphia that most of the inhabitants have moved out to the country. Caldwell wants to know the best means for acquiring his money.
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.
July 5, 1799 Reports Deaths, Presumably Not from Yellow Fever Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Refers to letter from Capt. Irish. Reports that Col. Stevens is not allowed to retire and that negotiations are being made for his salary. Refers to bill for Capt. Lyman and 2 or 3 recent deaths, causing some alarm, although it probably wasn't yellow fever.
August 23, 1799 Escaping the Fever in Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons War Department offices are relocating temporarily to Trenton due to the yellow fever in Philadelphia. The Quartermaster General has instructions for transportation.
August 31, 1793 Regarding Whether Shipped Clothing is Infected with Yellow Fever Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox provides physician opinion upon the probability of Yellow Fever being contained in the clothing: which states that one should unpack the clothing, expose them to air and then smoke them for twenty four hours.
September 7, 1799 No Case of the Fever Found in Philadelphia William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Simmons thanks Hodgdon, who remained in Philadelphia despite warnings of a possible outbreak of the fever, for watching over his house and property and keeping him aprised of events in the capital city.
August 15, 1798 Concerns Regarding the Deserted State of the City Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses the dangers to the public stores due to the deserted state of the city resulting from the outbreak of yellow fever. He considers the threat from France much greater than that from the fever.
August 24, 1798 Return of the Yellow Fever, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the return of Yellow Fever to Philadelphia and several drafts made on Samuel Hodgdon's account.
September 5, 1797 Removal to the Country Until It Is Subsided Powell Dytscott Samuel Hodgdon Because of the agony and anquish caused by the fever, it is foolish to risk valuable men and therefore indipensably necessary to remove them to the country until it subsides.
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 2, 1799 Approval of War Office Evacuation to Trenton & Request for Judgment on McAlister Payment Dispute (Copy of Differing Date) John Adams James McHenry Approves the removal of the War Office to Trenton due to the Philadelphia yellow fever; forwards correspondence concerning Hugh McAlister's claim for money from the War Department. Asks that McHenry review the evidence and see that justice is done.
August 23, 1799 Outlines Activity in Response to Fever Alarm Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Has not wasted any time in entering documents for the Commissariate. Shall try to obtain a complete list of items for Oswego and Niagara, or shall make the principal of the department responsible. Mr. Kirkpatrick and Mr. Day will be in charge of all affairs west of Fort Washington, and Craig will look over all affairs east. The fever causes removal of public offices within 4 or 5 days. Believes...