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I received your letter of the 6th instant, and mourn most sincerely with you for the loss your brother and sister have met with in the death of their amiable child. You wonder why it was sent to entwine itself around your hearts, and then to be thus snatched away, is amongst the mysterious ways of Providence. Read Parnell’s Hermit: “Be taught by these, confess the Almighty just, And where you...
29 March 1812. Regrets that he should ever express dissatisfaction at the proceedings of the U.S. government: “but Injured feeling constrains me to Express my Self diferent from what I Shuld have don.” Relates the details of his purchase from William Scott of a tract of land that had been conveyed to Scott by the U.S. marshal for Virginia. “As the Land was Sold for the purpose of raising money...
On the 20 th of Feb. I wrote to you requesting you to forward for me to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond one of your Spinning machines carrying not more than 20. threads, but fewer if that number increased sensibly it’s complicate d ness, and assuring you that on knowing from you the price it should be immediately remitted to N. York to any address you would indicate. this will be by mess
The season of paying my debts now coming upon me I requested you in my letter of the 15 th to make some remittances for me, to which I am now to add one of 200.D. to Benjamin Jones of Philadelphia , ironmonger, and another of one hundred and thirty Dollars to Ezra Sarjeant of New York printer. I do this on the presumption of the sales of my flour, as it gets down, putting you in funds for me....
Your letter of the 21 st came to hand on the 25 th but the 71. copies mentioned as forwarded by the same mail did not come with it, nor by a mail since arrived. I presume they are suffering some temporary delay at some post office and that I shall soon recieve them. in the mean time I hope you have forwarded those for mr Otis & mr Magruder to Washington by the stage under the care of some...