Helping Mother with Her Rent

Item

Type

Autograph Letter Signed

Title

Helping Mother with Her Rent

Description

Wilson asks Hodgdon for an advance of $58 to be deducted from his quarters salary. He needs the money because of the unfortunate loss sustained by his mother upon her return from Norfolk. This has put her backward in her rent and Wilson wants to help her out as she sets out to live with his brother Smith in Charleston.

year created

1800

month created

02

day created

24

author

recipient

in image

notable person/group

Samuel Hodgdon
Peter Wilson

document number

1800022480001

page start

1

transcription

Colo Hodgdon
[Received from State Dep't. Nov. 24, 1894
R.P.O. 401810]
Peter Wilson's re-quest for a loan 24th Feb 1800
Paid him 50 Dollars


[Received from State Dep't. Nov. 24, 1894
R.P.O. 401810]
Feb. 24th 1800
Sir,
I shall be much obliged if you will let me have Fifty eight Dollars to be deducted out of my quarters Salary. the unfortunate loss sustained by my mother on her return from Norfolk has put her a little backward in the payment of rent. I wish to help her out. I can only look to your kindness to enable me to do it. She sells all off in May & goes to Charleston to live with my brother Smith. I shall not be again necessitated to ask an advance of you.
I am Sir very respectfully yours.
P Wilson
Colo Hodgdon

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (1 pages) ZQR13 (1 pages) Collection: Post Revolutionary War Papers, 1784-1815. (RG94) B: 7
[view document] (1 pages) ZQR13a (1 pages) Collection: Post Revolutionary War Papers, 1784-1815. (RG94) B: 7

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author Peter Wilson [unknown] [n/a]
Recipient Samuel Hodgdon [unknown] [n/a]