From Elias Vanderhorst, 13 July 1802
Bristol July 13th. 1802.
Since my last respects to you of the 15h. of May I have not been honored with any of your favors.
For some time past the weather here has been ⟨u⟩ncommonly cold for the season, which I am apprehensive will ⟨hav⟩e an injurious effect on the growing crops, particularly Wheat, tho’ ⟨th⟩e fields at Present wear a much more Promising appearance ⟨tha⟩n could, under such circumstance, have been expected, and the ⟨re⟩ports of the Farmers in General are by no means unfavorable, ⟨bu⟩t yet if I were to hazard an opinion so early in the Year, ⟨res⟩pecting the approaching Harvest, it would be less sanguine ⟨th⟩an that with which the Majority of People here seem now ⟨to⟩ be impressed.
Enclosed I have the pleasure of handg. ⟨you⟩ Accts. of all the Imports & Exports which have taken place ⟨wi⟩thin my District by American Vessels, for the half Year ⟨en⟩ding the 30h. Ulto. likewise the State of the Bristol ⟨In⟩firmary Just Published, also a few of our latest News–Papers ⟨an⟩d the last London Price Currents. I have the Honor ⟨to⟩ be with great respect Sir Your most Obedt. & most Hb. Servt.
Elias Vander Horst