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Summary
Letterbook, 1803-1807, of William Hodgson (ca. 1765-1820) of Alexandria, Virginia, concerning Hodgson's responsibilities as executor of the estate of his brother-in-law William Ludwell Lee (1775-1803) of Greenspring [Green Spring] plantation in James City County, Virginia. Correspondence details Hodgson's administration of the estate, including his efforts to pay and collect debts, and to make sure the Greenspring plantation operates. References to accounts, slave purchases, agricultural production, freed slaves, and plantation upkeep form the bulk of the topics of the letters. There are also references to yellow fever outbreaks in Alexandria. Hodgson's letters to Samuel Thorp of London, England, also include criticism of the administration of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), American relations with Great Britain, and the war between Great Britain and France. There is substantial business correspondence as well as personal and familial notes. The correspondents include a number of business associates, family members, and prominent individuals, many of who had business or legal dealings with William Ludwell Lee
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  • Accessioned
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Also available on microfilm (Misc. Reel 2102).
Biographical or historical data
William Hodgson was born about 1765. He resided at Bellevue in Alexandria, Virginia. He served as a director for the Bank of Potomac and for the Marine Insurance Company. Hodgson was also president of the Columbian Fire Insurance Company. He married Portia Lee (1777-1840), of James City County, Virginia, and they had at least four children. He was the brother-in-law and executor of William Ludwell Lee of "Greenspring," in James City County. Hodgson died in Alexandria 8 November 1820, and is buried in Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery.
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Letterbook, 1803-1807
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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Grossman, Walter
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000487551
Type of unit
v. (236 p.)

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