Letter from Fort Littleton

Item

Title

Letter from Fort Littleton

Description

Mentions orders by Governor Mifflin relative to the cavalry. Requests howitzers.

year created

1793

month created

10

secondary author

sent from location

Camp Fort Littleton

recipient

in image

note

Significant tears in document make it largely illegible.

created note

Year assigned based on location in collection

notable person/group

Samuel Hodgdon
Governor Mifflin
cavalry
infantry
artillery

notable location

Camp Fort Littleton

notable item/thing

piece
camp
general malaise
howitzers

document number

1793109980001

transcription

[left part]
Letter from Co[torn]
Beiter 146th [torn]
wants the M [torn]
Howitzer -
[stamped]
Received
from
State [?] Osp't
Nov ?4 1894
R.?.O. 401?10.
[/stamped]
[stamped]
Received
from ...
State ...
Nov.2...
R.P.O. 40?310
[/stamped]
[/left part]
[middle part]
[writing upward]
184 184 184
[/writing upward]
[writing downward]
Colonel Tamers C [undecipherable]

Commissary G[undecipherable] Store

R Jasons of
Mr Tink
[/writing downward]
[/middle part] Camp Fort Littleton Oct.
[stamped]
Received
from
State Dep't.
Nov.24 1894.
[R?].P.O.401810.
[/stamped]
Dear Sir
I forwarded a line to you while at Lands as the [undecipherable] be green & in That you would be so [undecipherable] Howitzers [undecipherable] the 8th [undecipherable] have [undecipherable] you are [undecipherable] I shall thank you for said the Huges tally deliverd at your here with them [undecipherable] stroll: formerly lodged there, and any Number of tribes Visible in the same. [As?] Governor Mifflin, has ordered the piece [inserted]through these[/inserted] same [callisice?], to be attached to His Cavalry : which is carried on horse-back - This day is a [undecipherable] one in camp on account of the General [Mulian?] and at the every individual endeavours to forward his friends interest: His whole Conduct is with the [stoutest?] good Grace and with a better [undecipherable] than [undecipherable] observed one like [undecipherable] daily 2000 are [undecipherable] arranged on over reaching of Bedford which will be on the 16th [undecipherable] as we set out on our March on tomorrow, and the total Number of cavalry infantry and Artillery - will come near to 4000 men : [deleted]and[/deleted] [inserted] we [/inserted] for youth, and good appearance I have never seen any troops to [undecipherable] them in our former Army and fort [undecipherable] Samuel Hodge[undecipherable]

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (3 pages) ZMN03a (3 pages) Collection: Post Revolutionary War Papers, 1784-1815. (RG94) [unknown]
[view document] (4 pages) ZMN03 (4 pages) Collection: Post Revolutionary War Papers, 1784-1815. (RG94) [unknown]

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author Unknown Author Camp Fort Littleton [n/a]
Recipient Samuel Hodgdon [unknown] [n/a]