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Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) to Samuel Hodgdon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07539 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 12 May 1800 Pagination: 1 p. : free frank ; 23.4 x 19.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07539 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 12 May 1800 Pagination: 1 p. : free frank ; 23.4 x 19.1 cm.

Summary of Content: During the Quasi war with France, Major General Hamilton writes to the Superintendent of Military Stores Hodgdon, in anticipation of greater hostilities. Requests a supply of marquees and tents, as he plans to set out for camp at Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: New York May 12 1800

Sir

I wrote to you, some time since, requesting a supply of Marquees and Tents, for myself and the Adjutant General, with our Suites.

It is my ...intention to set out for the Camp at Scotch Plains on Monday next & I could wish that the Tents and Marquees might be there, or at Elisabethtown, by that time. They will be addressed, in either case, to the Dep. Quarter Master General.

With great consideration
I am Sir
Yr. Obt. Servant
A Hamilton
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People: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenQuasi-warMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesMilitary CampFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

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