Family letter to Aunt
June 17, 1780
Joel Hotchkiss was 19 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Elizabeth Webster, was 32 when it was received.
Joel Hotchkiss died 17 years, 8 months, 4 days after writing this.
It was written 239 years, 2 months, 30 days ago.
It was a Saturday.
June the 14 1780
I do take this opertunity to inform you that I am well as I hope these lines will find you. Lydia and Luther are not very well but are not sick. Aunt Suttiff has got A nother son and has got most are quite well, Unkle Suttiff Mother has bin sick A good while well and is not like to live long. I do want to come to Bolton and see you but can’t at present. Sarjant bishop says unkle Kellec and Eunice has bin to Bolton and don’t know whether Eunice has gone back yet or not.
I wood be glad if you wold give her the letter if she be present, if not send it to her if you have an opportunity remember me to grandfather and granmother this from your friend.