DescriptionHenry Knox Letter Signed as Secretary of War. One page, 7.75" x 9". War Department; March 9, 1793. Know writes to Samuel Hodgdon concerning military stores. In full: "Sir. Please to inform me what are the military stores which are preparing in this town under your inspection for the State of South Carolina."
Condition: Near fine condition with slight separations at the folds along the right margin. Light toning throughout.
Knox (1750-1824) achieved fame as a general in the Revolutionary Army and later served as secretary of war from 1789 to 1794 under President George Washington.
Samuel Hodgdon (1745-1824) served as deputy commissary general during the Revolutionary War and was promoted to commissary general in 1781. He served in that capacity until 1784. A Federalist, Hodgdon served as quartermaster general of the U.S. Army from March 1791 to April 1792, and was later appointed deputy in charge of quartermaster accounts in Philadelphia. In 1794 he was appointed by President Washington superintendent of military stores, a position he held until 1800.
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