Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Samuel Hodgdon, [22 February 1783]

To Samuel Hodgdon1

[Philadelphia, February 22, 1783]


The bearer Abby Mot2 is a soldiers widow in great distress who wants to go to her friends in the Jerseys but has not the means. If you could find her a place in some public waggon going that way, you would do an act of charity. I am Sir Yr. Obed ser.

A Hamilton

Mr. Hodgdon
Assistant Qr. Mr.

ALS, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, New York.

1Hodgdon was commissary general of military stores.

2In 1789 H paid Abby Mott’s funeral expenses. See “Receipt from John Murray,” August 15, 1789.

3This date could possibly read February 22, 1782.

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