My Brother is Afflicted with Rheumatism, Etc.

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Date April 5, 1799
Author Name Ann Young (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Shortly after arriving in Baltimore, Mrs. Young's brother took a front store in the spirit and grocery line though unfortunately, he has been afflicted by rheumatism. Her sister got married to a decent young man and is now in her own house. Baltimore being a friendly large town still falls short of Philadelphia and she misses her many acquaintances in that city.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Partially illegible due to document loss and tearing.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Ann Young; brother; sister; family; Mrs Maria Hodge; Andrew Hodge; Doctor Green; Hazard family; Mrs. Hodgdon; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Baltimore; Fells Point; Market Street; ;
Keywords store; spirits; grocery; lodgings; married; rheumatism; welfare; ;
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Mr. Samuel Hodgdon Superintendant of Stores [illegible] Mulberry Str [illegible] Phila [illegible]
Miss Ann Young 5th Apr 1799
Som [illegible] after our coming here I took the lib [illegible] writing to you agreeable to you [illegible] t, but as I never was honored w [illegible] an answer, I am app [illegible] it [illegible] take advantage of a Gentleman of my acquaintance going to Philadelphia, to inform you, that shortly after our coming to this town which was early in Oct. My Brother took a front store and commenced business in the Spirit and Grocery line, while We took lodgings in the neighborhood.
About 2 mo [illegible] ago My sister who came over with my brother, got married to a very decent young man, and is now in her own house.
Baltimore notwithstanding being a h [illegible] y large town, falls far short of Philadelphia, It may be owing to my not having many acquaintances, that I cannot sheak much of the sociably of this place, In short the contrast between [illegible] I know has and those I had the [illegible] being acquainted within Pila. app [illegible] great for my eyes that. I believe I can [illegible] en [illegible] do them as much just as they really [illegible] rve
My brother [illegible] the greatest part of the winter has been so [illegible] ngly affected with the Rheumatism [illegible] t is [illegible] better. Otherways we have enjoyed perfect health.
I hope you will condescend to write to us and let me know how all the family are. I need not say I hope how much of their welfare. Write rejoice me have the goodness to give my respectful compliments to Miss Maria Hodge; to Mr. Andrew Hodge & his family & to Doctor Green. And if were not imposing too much trouble on You, I [illegible] would also beg to be remembered to Mr. Hargard family for long will the remembrance of the kindness I experienced from you Mr Hodges and the Characters I have named leave a grateful impression on the mind of
Your Most Obedt Obt Servt
Ann Young
Fells Point 5 April 99
P.S. oblige me with a [illegible] to the care of [illegible] Nelson & Co. No. 72 Market Street