Mr. Cranch's mill and tools

Item

Type

Letterbook

Title

Mr. Cranch's mill and tools

Description

This letter discusses the purchase of Mr. Cranch's mill and tools for public use. Also, mention is made of Jonathan Williams' efforts to educate Indians.

year created

1800

month created

11

day created

24

author

sent from location

War Department

recipient

in image

notable person/group

Samuel Hodgdon
Samuel Dexter

notable location

War Department
Detroit
Niagara
New York

notable item/thing

claim

notable phrase

public interest

document number

1800112400101

page start

1

transcription

Sam Hodgson
War Department 24th November 1800
Sir
I have received yours of the 19th instant. I doubt wheth it is for the Public interest to purchaseMr Cranch's Mill and Tools, bu will decide when I see an inventory of them with their prices and recei sufficient information concerning the State of them. Perhaps he has an equitable claim binding the United States to make the purchase.
If so please to inform me. I have also received your favor respecting Jno. Williams. If he is in distress let him have the fifty dollars.
There is no appropriation for Educating Indians and his son canno be provided for.
I am Sir &c
P.S. you will please to Consider the returns for the reserved Corps, Detroit & Niagara as [illegible] distinct.

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (1 pages) ZZU19 (1 pages) Collection: Letters Sent by the Secretary of War Relating to Procurement of Supplies (Order Books), Nov 12, 1800-Dec 31, 1889. (RG107) (M127) P: 6
[view document] (1 pages) ZZU19a (1 pages) Collection: Letters Sent by the Secretary of War Relating to Procurement of Supplies (Order Books), Nov 12, 1800-Dec 31, 1889. (RG107) (M127) P: 6

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author Samuel Dexter War Department [n/a]
Recipient Samuel Hodgdon [unknown] [n/a]