Musings of Maria Hodgdon

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
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Date June 8, 1800
Author Name Maria Hodgdon (primary) Location: Bordentown
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Maria discusses the whereabouts of her brother and wonders about the news of the political world and new appointments to replace those worthy characters who have been dismissed. She wants to know whether the children have made progress in their education. She prays that no other eyes but Hodgdon will peruse her scrawl.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes A personal letter written by a well-educated and politically engaged woman. Note that Maria may be Samuel's daughter or his daughter-in-law.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Maria Hodgdon; Mr. Phillips; children; Uncle Benjamin; Mr. Ball; Miss Field; Molly Ball; Colonel Pickering; ;
Related Places Bordentown, New Jersey; Philadelphia; Easton; ;
Keywords delay; future emolument; news; political world; appointments; education; visit; prosperity; death; ink; pen; ;
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