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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.705.03
From Archive Folder Letters from Silvanus Hodgdon 
Title Silvanus Hodgdon to Nathan Hodgdon on shipbuilding and including a letter from Dorcas Clark
Date 16 January 1815
Author Hodgdon, Silvanus (fl. 1813-1815)  
Recipient Hodgdon, Nathan  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Informs his uncle that he is in good health and asks that his love be given to family and friends. Indicates that they are building ships "and expect to take the Lake next summer," referring to Lake George. Asks to be written to and that the mail be sent to a ship called the Mohawk. On the inside page appears a draft of a letter from a woman named Dorcas Clark to her mother, which indicates that she is well and gives love to relatives. Also requests that her mother come down "as soon as the ground is settled." On the other inside page and on the address leaf there is some arithmetic.
Subjects War of 1812  Women's History  Navy  Maritime  Soldier's Letter  Military History  
People Hodgdon, Silvanus (fl. 1813-1815)  Hodgdon, Nathan (b. 1784)  Clark, Dorcas (fl. 1815)  
Place written Sackets Harbor, New York
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime; Children & Family; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859