Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Unknown [Return of ordnance & military stores delivered to Samuel Hodgdon]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10029 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 4 December 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 38.7 x 23.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Lists stores delivered to Hodgdon, Commissary General of Military Stores, in Philadelphia. Ordnance stores were delivered by Mr. [Richard] Frothingham, a field commissary. Lists items such as brass cannons, howitzers, mortars, drag chain, wadhooks, ladles, and gunner belts, among others. Docketed by Samuel Shaw.

Background Information: Ancestral records indicate a Richard Frothingham (1748-1819) who lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and worked as a coach maker. This is possibly the same Frothingham who is referenced in various historical ...sources as wagon master of the army and field commissary of military stores.See More

People: Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824
Frothingham, Richard, 1748-1819

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMuster Rolls and ReturnsContinental ArmyArtilleryAmmunition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources