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Peters, Richard (ca. 1743-1828) to Samuel Hodgdon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01210 Author/Creator: Peters, Richard (ca. 1743-1828) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript letter Date: 6 October 1781 Pagination: 1 p.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01210 Author/Creator: Peters, Richard (ca. 1743-1828) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript letter Date: 6 October 1781 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Orders Hodgdon to proceed immediately with fulfilling General Henry Knox's request for ordnance (see GLC02437.01189). Emphasizes the need for swift action and mentions that the Board of War & Ordnance will be held responsible for any failure. Peters was the Secretary of the Board of War & Ordnance. Samuel Hodgdon was the commissary general of military stores appointed by the Board. Knox needed the ordnance for the siege of Yorktown. Written in a clerical hand. This was enclosed with GLC02437.01209.

People: Peters, Richard, 1744-1828
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Battle of YorktownRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryContinental CongressCongressAmmunition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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