To Samuel Hodgdon
Sep 23. 1794
You will furnish the Pensylvania Militia with the additional supply of arms & accoutrements which you mention have been called for.
You will forward to the Virginia Militia swords, pistols & other horsemens equipments1 saddles excepted sufficient with those already sent to complete the detachment of horse called for.
I am uneasy at the delay which has attended the forwarding of the articles destined for that quarter. Let the Blankets & shoes be carried as far as three thousand of each—and let a due quantity of the smaller articles bowls & pails go forward. In short let a full supply of all necessary articles of Camp Equipage be completed as fast as possible. I hope the complement of arms heretofore mentioned has been expedited. If any further delay attends the sending on the articles destined for the South we shall be too late.
With consideration & esteem I am Sir Your obed servant
Samuel Hodgsdon Esq4
ALS, The Sol Feinstone Collection, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
2. Governor Henry Lee of Virginia, commander in chief of the militia army assembled to march against the insurgents in western Pennsylvania.
4. This letter is endorsed: “stores to be forwarded to Cumberland.”