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Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) to John Bryant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03432.048 Author/Creator: Hodgdon, Samuel (1745-1824) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 November 1784 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks for a payroll of the men under Bryant who have not been paid and to note their pay masters and which corps they belonged to. Notes that Bryant's pay needs to be stated in an account and the sums received credited. Says the iron and stores can be sold as Bryant sees fit but he is to leave the substance and wood demand alone until Hodgdon arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Discusses steel missing from a shipment, believes it was likely stolen and inquiry needs to be conducted. Informs Bryant that Mr. [Henry] Knox will not be returning to Springfield, Massachusetts and he needs Bryant to forward [him?] the securities he has on hand.

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 ReturnsFinanceSoldier's PayCommerceCrimeCriminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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