Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Samuel Hodgdon, Washington's Superintendent of Military Stores, Details the Operation of His Department. Letter Signed, as Superintendent of Military Stores, 3 pages, recto and verso, 8" by 9.25", Philadelphia, October 6, 1796. Some wear and age-toning, with a couple folds showing some separation, but boldly signed: good, overall. This rare and interesting report, mostly likely to the Board of War, specifically concerns the personnel, functions, and salaries of the new Department. Hodgdon had a long career, in the Revolution and during the earliest days of the new nation, as a Quartermaster of the Army. He enjoyed the confidence of Washington and served at his request, as Quartermaster General and later, Superintendent of Military Stores. He retired, finally, in 1800, and went on to a successful business career, which culminated in his selection to the presidency of a trust and insurance firm, the Pennsylvania Company, in 1813. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 458

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 September 17 The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part IV Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part IV Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,016,674