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Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) to John Bryant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03432.040 Author/Creator: Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 July 1784 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Says he received Bryant's return today and was disappointed to hear about a breach made upon the stores. States it is obvious that is was the discharged guards who committed the robbery and that Bryant's inquiries should focus on those guards. Instructs Bryant, while making a general search for the men, to follow one of the men back to their homes. By detecting one of the men, Bryant will discover the whole of them and may be able to recover the arms. Believes in the future the arms will be safer without a guard. Requests a receipts for the return of the stores found in and received from Connecticut. Reminds Bryant to keep detailed records of the powder to assure all the barrels are accounted for.

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: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesAmmunitionGovernment and CivicsMuster Rolls and ReturnsCrimeCriminals and OutlawsMilitary LawWeaponry

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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