Letter from Elias Higbee, 9 March 1840

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Mar. 9. 1840
Dear Bro,
I expected by this time, that we  would be through with our business, but the chair man of the committee gave notice last week, he  should call it up to day, in the Senate: though ’s having gone to , it will not be  called up untill his return, which will be on  next thursday, according to the information  that I have obtained relative to this matter.
If the resolution is passed, as annexed to the  Report; I shall get my papers, and leave the  City— I have written some letters to ,  which, it seems he did not get, (at least all of  them). writes; that lefit [left]  for the Jerseys, on the 5th. inst. He stated, that he  expects me to come there, to go with him home; and  that he would write m[o]re soon on the subject— I  shall [wait?] for him to make the necessary arrangements
He says. Dr. Ells’ family left about a week  ago, for ; also that the church there numbers  about one hundred, and , , & , were to sail  from to England on the 7th inst. As I have  lately written several letters to you,”— I shall bid adieu  not to write again unttill after the Senate acts upon our  business Mr. [John] Robinson says, he has sent you a Report,  notwithstanding I shall enclose another, for you— I  have changed my place of boarding in consequence  of Mrs Richeys. breaking up house keeping, and gone  to Baltimore,— I am busy here at chimney corner prea ching— Yours as ever, in the Bonds of everlasting love
P.S.
Lest my previous Letters, should not come to hand, I  m[e]rely say that Iwill have been before the committee, three  days, and done all in my power to effect the object  of our mission— have spoken my mind freely on  the subject; an[d] feel to have a conscience void of [p. 104]
Mar. 9. 1840
Dear Bro,
I expected by this time, that we would be through with our business, but the chairman of the committee gave notice last week, he should call it up to day, in the Senate: though ’s having gone to , it will not be called up untill his return, which will be on next thursday, according to the information that I have obtained relative to this matter.
If the resolution is passed, as annexed to the Report; I shall get my papers, and leave the City— I have written some letters to , which, it seems he did not get, (at least all of them). writes; that lefit [left] for the Jerseys, on the 5th. inst. He stated, that he expects me to come there, to go with him home; and that he would write more soon on the subject— I shall [wait] for him to make the necessary arrangements
He says. Dr. Ells’ family left about a week ago, for ; also that the church there numbers about one hundred, and , , & , were to sail from to England on the 7th inst. As I have lately written several letters to you,”— I shall bid adieu not to write again unttill after the Senate acts upon our business Mr. John Robinson says, he has sent you a Report, notwithstanding I shall enclose another, for you— I have changed my place of boarding in consequence of Mrs Richeys. breaking up house keeping, and gone to Baltimore,— I am busy here at chimney corner preaching— Yours as ever, in the Bonds of everlasting love
P.S.
Lest my previous Letters, should not come to hand, I merely say that I have been before the committee, three days, and done all in my power to effect the object of our mission— have spoken my mind freely on the subject; and feel to have a conscience void of [p. 104]
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