$1500 in post notes have been received. Hodgdon can expect the usual yearly return of work done in the factory as soon as an account of stocks on hand are obtained from the Superintendent. Mr. Lyman stands a good chance of recovering if he does not have a relapse.
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Recd 6 Jany 1801
Spe Dec 31
Samuel Hodgdon Esquire
Intendant of Stores
[modern rubber stamp: Received from State Dep't Nov. 24. 1894. R.P.O. 401310.] Springfield Decr 30th, 1800
Your letters of the 23d & 24th ints. have duly come to hand, the latter this morning, enclosing fifteen hundred Dollars in Post Notes, which are passed to your credit.
You may expect the usual yearly Return of work &c. done in the Factory, as soon as I can obtain from the Superintendent an account of Stock on hand.
Your friend Mr Lyman is better, if he gets no relapse, he stands a good chance to recover his best respects attend you.
I thank you sir, for the compliments of the season, that you may live to see many happy ones, is my sincere wish.
Your obedient servant
Saml. Hodgedon Esqr.