Quincy April the 3d. 1799
I thank you for the entertainment afforded me by the Stranger, and I most Sincerely Congratulate you, and mrs Smith upon the Birth of a daughter. may her Life be preserved, and with the rest of your amiable little ones, prove a blessings to you.
I trouble you again, my dear Sir with a Bill of lading, and inclose the money for the freight of the articles, and Brislers Letter, by which you will see one Box has been paid for—
You have an account against me, which I will thank you to transmit me for Settlement.
I mentiond last fall having a peice of your Russia Sheeting. if you saved me a peice, I wil take it; as I want it for the use of the Household; I would have a seperate account made of it, and Brisler Shall pay for it, & take a receit in his usual form, for articles purchased for that use;
as Soon as Capt Daggett arrives I wil thank you to inform me, that I may Send immediatly for the articles. I expect my Cook with his wife and child are on Board—my best regards to mrs Smith, from your affectionate / Friend
MHi: Smith-Townsend Family Papers.