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Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) to John Bryant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03432.036 Author/Creator: Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 September 1780 Pagination: 2 p. : address : free frank ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Bryant as a consequence of a resolve of Congress that Colonel Mason is excused from duty. Says it is Congress's wish to place Bryant in charge of the Laboratory with the pay equal to that of a Captain's pay at other branches employed at the same post. Asks Bryant notifies him immediately if Bryant is willing to accept the position. Discusses what will be expected of Bryant and the need to have the Laboratory run like a "well regulated Machine." Fragile.

Background Information: Samuel Hodgdon had served as the commissary general of military stores during the American Revolution and a Colonel of military stores in the War Department after the war.
Captain John ...Bryant was the Deputy Commissary of Military Stores at the Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts. See More

People: Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824
Bryant, John, 1742-1816

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American StatesmenMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesAmmunitionGovernment and CivicsCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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