Letter from George Fidler, 23 March 1842

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. March 23rd. 1842
Respected Sir,
Should the liberty I may now take in addressing you or encroaching upon your time. be deemed an intrusion I hope it may be forgiven. I am aware while writing that you are much oppressed by Public business and have little time to dedicate to any particular individual but should you do me the Honour of perusing the following it will be confering an everlasting obligation which will ever be remembered In the first place the reason why I have taken this mode of addressing you is that an interview could not be easily had and not only that but would propable [probably] take to[o] much of your time to have. entered into the details of my subject
A few words that you spoke during an interview with my Mother sometime since. convinced me that in some measure I. had lost that Confidence and Goodwill. I was so proud of and which I enjoyed when under your employ. to again if Possible regain that esteem. [h]as induced me to take this step and likewise endeavouring to vindicate myself
While with you. and under your friendly Eye. I enjoy’d happier moments then I have since that period. or may again, but as to my acting in any way dishonourable towards the confidence reposed in me by yourself in placing me in a trusty situation. I can Call my Heavenly Father to witness that while in your employ I served you faithfully and ardently in the persuit of my business. that no selfish or sordid motives entered my breast but only a wish to serve him who had so kindly taken me under his protection. I am fully aware that my account on your Book overrun my salary though it had not been fixed upon. but it was not without first being fixed consulting you upon the subject as to allowing me some things to pay the men I employed To erect a House for myself [p. [1]]
. March 23rd. 1842
Respected Sir,
Should the liberty I may now take in addressing you or encroaching upon your time. be deemed an intrusion I hope it may be forgiven. I am aware while writing that you are much oppressed by Public business and have little time to dedicate to any particular individual but should you do me the Honour of perusing the following it will be confering an everlasting obligation which will ever be remembered In the first place the reason why I have taken this mode of addressing you is that an interview could not be easily had and not only that but would propable probably take too much of your time to have. entered into the details of my subject
A few words that you spoke during an interview with my Mother sometime since. convinced me that in some measure I. had lost that Confidence and Goodwill. I was so proud of and which I enjoyed when under your employ. to again if Possible regain that esteem. [h]as induced me to take this step and likewise endeavouring to vindicate myself
While with you. and under your friendly Eye. I enjoy’d happier moments then I have since that period. or may again, but as to my acting in any way dishonourable towards the confidence reposed in me by yourself in placing me in a trusty situation. I can Call my Heavenly Father to witness that while in your employ I served you faithfully and ardently in the persuit of my business. that no selfish or sordid motives entered my breast but only a wish to serve him who had so kindly taken me under his protection. I am fully aware that my account on your Book overrun my salary though it had not been fixed upon. but it was not without first consulting you upon the subject as to allowing me some things to pay the men I employed To erect a House for myself [p. [1]]
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