To William Hodgson
ALS: William L. Clements Library; AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Dec. 15. 1781
It being long since I have had the Pleasure of hearing from you,5 & understanding that a Packet Boat has been lost;6 I fear some of my late Letters may have miscarried, and therefore send the above Copies.7 With great Regard, I am, Dear Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servant
5. Hodgson’s last extant letter, written on Oct. 30, is in XXXV, 672–3.
6. See our annotation of BF’s letter to Burke of this date.
7. His letters of Oct. 31 and Nov. 19 were copied by L’Air de Lamotte and the present letter was appended.