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Box of Books Sent and Loss of Garden Seed

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
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Document Information
Date May 1, 1798
Author Name Judith Sargent Murray (primary) Location: Franklin Place, Boston
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Mrs. Murray sent a letter with Mr. Thatcher advising Hodgdon that she had shipped a box of books to him on board the schooner "Sally" (John Day, Master). Her brother regrets the loss of the garden seed so Hodgdon is asked if he can remember by whom they were to be conveyed to him.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Mrs. J. Sargent Murray;
Related Places Philadelphia; Franklin Place, Boston;
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Colonel Samuel Hodgdon
Favoured by the Honorable Mr. Thatcher
Mrs. Murray Pr May
Recd 7 1790
[Stamped:] Received from State Dep't. Nov.24.1894. R.P.O.401310
[Editor's Note: The remainder of the page is handwritten.]
Boston Franklin Place May 1st 1798
Dear Sir
I lately took the liberty to address a letter to
you, through the medium of Mr Thatcher, by post, advertising
you that I had put on board the schooner Sally -John Day Master -
a box of books addressed, agreeably to your direction, to your care - which
letter, and box I trust reached you in safety - In the letters you lately
forwarded me from my Brother, he regrets the loss of the garden seed,
which I sent on by Mr Thatcher last Autumn, or in the beginning
of the winter - can you, my dear Sir, recollect by whom they
were intended to be conveyed to him? If you will have the
goodness to forward the inclosed, by the first safe hand, you will
add, essentially, to the obligations already conferred on your

Most obedient

Very humble servant

J. Sargent Murray

Colonel Samuel Hodgdon