Quincy November 23d 1821.
My dear Nephew—
Under an expectation that after our personal interview at Cambridge, you would provide yourself with the Article of dress which you required, and a new Hat, at Mr Fairbanks’s, I have been less urgent to answer your Note which was received and acknowledged by your Aunt, in my absence from Quincy. I have now only to Say, that whatever Garments you or your brother may want, if not, like yours, of the first necessity; the making of them would best be postponed till the Winter vacation—&ca.
We are all well as usual and look forward to a pleasant interview, at the Annual Festival. Love to our Sober-faced but lively-minded Nephew of the first Class, from your / Affectionate Uncle
MH: Autograph File.