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Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01059 Author/Creator: Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 July 1781 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 23.2 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Hodgdon, Commissary General of Military Stores, discusses weapons, supplies, and other details. Reports on the repair of muskets previously delivered to his post. Implores Knox to send pistols and muskets Hodgdon has been expecting as soon as possible. Encloses an invoice from a load of stores (not included). Forwarded one Continental standard to Knox while planning to procure five more.

Full Transcript: [Excerpt:] One Continental Standard is forwarded, I have five more to procure, which I let remain, until I hear whether that, for size and design meets with your approbation.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryMilitary SuppliesWeaponryFinanceAmerican Flag

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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