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I have recieved yours of the 19 th just in time by the return of this day’s post, to inform you that the dove coloured silk, with down in it, is mine. it is an Eider-down coverlet which I bought in Philadelphia in 1793. when I lived there. as it can be rolled into a compass not bigger than a man’s leg, I would wish it to be packed in as small a box as it can be got into, & forwarded by the...
Your’s of the 15 th I have recieved, and am thankful to you for the information as to the broadtailed ram, & shall be particularly so to D r Thornton if he can spare me one, as I have no chance of getting one in this state. mr Howard was mistaken in supposing I was sending for one. there is no such animal nearer than Washington . will you be so good as to inform me whether the one D r Thornton...
Your’s of the 18 th came to hand on the 24 th . altho’ three posts a week leave Washington for this place Milton , & perform the rout in 2. or 3. days, yet from a negligence somewhere our letters are often a week coming to hand. with respect to the best mode of proceeding with your Merinos, I have no doubt, if you were able that it would be best for you to purchase as many ewes as the rams...
Davy sets off tomorrow with a cart for the bigtailed ram D r Thornton was so kind as to promise me. as the post will be with you a day or two earlier I drop you this line to give you earlier notice. I write you more fully by Davy PoC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “M r Joseph Dougherty”; endorsed by TJ. davy : David Hern (1784–after 1829), the son of David Hern
Davy now brings a cart for the big-tailed ram which Doct r Thornton has been so kind as to offer me. you will be so good as to apply for it, and to instruct Davy how to bring him & take care of him so that he may be in no danger of being hurt. with respect to the Merinos, I had rather put off beginning with them a year or two longer. my farms, which have been leased out d during my absence,...
I have duly recieved your two letters of the 5 th & 14 th and am thankful for your aid in the safe delivery of our Merinos. the President , on their arrival, had notified me of it and that he would recieve & forward mine to Orange with his own. from thence I can get them here in a day. as soon as I heard of their arrival, I made up my mind, instead of recieving thousands of Dollars a piece for...
I duly recieved yours of the 1 st . Doct r Thornton desired me to send the pair of dogs to the president’s in Orange to the care of mr Gooch his overseer when I send there for my sheep, & that either mr Barry would carry them when he returned to Washington or the President’s waggon. besides this there will be a rider coming weekly from
I have just recieved your letter of the 6 h inst , and would most gladly comply with your request of the loan of 130.D. were it in my power. but my expenditures at Washington occasioned me to leave that place 12,500. Dollars in debt. for these I was obliged to have recourse to the banks, and am now pressing all my resources to discharge that debt, and liberate my endorsers. it will still take...
Your letter of the 4 th came to hand on the 8 inst. but it was not till I could get a list of the Senate that I could do any thing in it. mr E. Coles accompanying the President in on a visit here has furnished me one, and I have immediately written to those members of the present Senate to whom I felt myself at liberty to apply. with some of the others I am not acquainted, and a recommendation...
On my return, after an absence of 5. or 6. weeks in Bedford , I find here your letter of Nov. 13 . being still engaged in considerable mill works, Et roads E t c. I have occasion for the blowing of a great deal of rock, and get my supplies of gunpowder from M r Dupont’s powder mills at Wilmington . this has been the subject of my remittances to him. the Merino fever has so entirely subsided in...