The Major General was the father. John L. HODSON served as an Aid [sic] to his father from 20 Feb 1839 to 25 Apr 1839. His place of residence was Exeter, place of rendezvous was Bangor, place of discharge was Bangor. He kept 2 servants and 3 horses while in service. He was entitled to additional allowance as Division Inspector for 24 days.
Source: Aroostook War: Historical Sketch (see other messages for full reference); p 22