Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Samuel Hodgdon, 17 September 1794

To Samuel Hodgdon

War Department
Sept 17th 1794


You will forward as speedily as may be to Winchester two Marquees, 1000 pair shoes, and two medicine chests; to Carlisle 1000 blankets, 1000 shoes, 200 rifles, 800 muskets with accoutrements proportioned, & Pistol & Musket flints—also two medicine chests. Doctor Brewster1 will take charge of the medicine chests for Winchester. I am informed that one of the medicine chests contains a double quantity, let that be sent to Winchester.

Please to give orders to your Agent at Trenton2 to issue the residue of the blankets in his possession to the Militia there. Col Mentges3 informs me that 1000 have been delivered to the Troops. Send to Trenton 500 pair shoes for the Militia.

With esteem,   I am Sir,   Your Obedt. Servt

A Hamilton

Samuel Hodgdon Esq.

Typescript furnished by the Historical Society of York County, York, Pennsylvania.

1Francis G. Brewster of New Jersey was a surgeon’s mate in the United States Army.

2Abraham Hunt.

3Colonel Francis Mentges of the Pennsylvania militia. See “Deposition of Francis Mentges,” August 1, 1794.

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