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Yundt & Brown to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., 16 February 1796

Yundt & Brown to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.

Balt[imore] February 16th 1796.


Your favor of the 12th we had the honor of receiving on the 13th instant.1 The advertisement is inserted in this day’s paper,2 which is transmitted to the President, (to save postage) by mail. Our charge is twenty five dollars, (being a dollar per square for the three first insertions) which you will please to pay Mr Young, bookseller, to whom we shall give an order.3 It was our desire to make it less expensive by inserting it in smaller types, but not having a sufficiency, at the time, un⟨oc⟩cupied, we had no choice. To make a small ame⟨nds⟩ we will let the intervals between the publications be sh⟨orter⟩ and insert it oftener than you have required. With great respect, we are, Sir, your obt Hum. Serts

Yundt & Brown

P.S. The copy you transmitted us we preserved entire, and had stuck up in a public place in Mr Evans’s Tavern.4

Y. & B.

LS, DLC:GW. Yundt & Brown printed the Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser. Leonard Yundt (c.1755–1825) emigrated to the United States from Switzerland around 1769. After learning the printing business at Philadelphia, he moved in 1792 to Baltimore, where he was involved in printing newspapers from 1793 to 1806. His partner Matthew Brown (c.1766–1831) had also been involved with Yundt in printing the Federal Intelligencer at Baltimore in 1794–95.

1Dandridge’s letter has not been identified.

2GW’s advertisement of lands for sale, 1 Feb., was printed in the Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser of this date.

3William Young (1755–1829) sold books and stationery at 52 S. Second St. (corner of Chesnut Street) in Philadelphia. He later moved to Delaware, where he was invested in a paper mill. The payment to Yundt & Brown was made on 25 May (Household Accounts description begins Presidential Household Accounts, 1793–97. Manuscript, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. description ends ).

4William Evans (c.1751–1807) was the proprietor of the Indian Queen Tavern in Baltimore and operated a line of stages between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

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