Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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building below, which is nearly 10 feet high, is devoted  exclusively to shelves & drawers, except 1 door opening  back into the space, on the left of which are the cellar  and chamber stairs, and on the Right the counting room;  from the space at the top of the chamber stairs, opens a  door into the large front room of the Same size  with the one below. the walls lined with Counters  covered with reserve goods. In front of the stairs  opens the door to my private office, or where I  keep the sacred writings. with a window to the south  overlooking the below, & the opposite shore for  a great distance, which, together with the passage  of boats in the season thereof, constitute a peculiarly  interesting situation in this Season thereof. in prospect  and no less interesting from its retiremet from the bustle  & confusion of the Neighborhood & , & altogether  is a place the Lord is pleasd to bless.
The painting of the has been executed by  some of our English brethren, and the counters, drawers,  & pillars, p[r]esent a very respe[c]table representation of  ash, Mohogany, & marble, for a back woods  establishment.
The Lord has blessed our exertions in a wonderful  manner, and although some individuals have succeeded  in detaining goods to a considerable amount, for the time  being, yet we have been enabled to secure goods in the  building. sufficient to fill all the shelves as soon as they  were completed, & have some in reserve both in loft and  cellar. our assortment is tolerably good, very good.  considering the differ[en]t purchases, made by diff[er]ent  individuals, at different times, and under circumstances  which contractd their choice to some extent, but I  rejoice that we have been enabled to do as well as  we have, for the hearts of many of the poor brethren and  Sisters will be made glad, with those comforts which are  now within their reach. The has been filld to  overflowing all day. and I have stood behind the  counter all day myself deeling out goods as steady [p. 223]
building below, which is nearly 10 feet high, is devoted exclusively to shelves & drawers, except 1 door opening back into the space, on the left of which are the cellar and chamber stairs, and on the Right the counting room; from the space at the top of the chamber stairs, opens a door into the large front room of the Same size with the one below. the walls lined with Counters covered with reserve goods. In front of the stairs opens the door to my private office, or where I keep the sacred writings. with a window to the south overlooking the below, & the opposite shore for a great distance, which, together with the passage of boats in the season thereof, constitute a peculiarly interesting situation . in prospect and no less interesting from its retiremet from the bustle & confusion of the Neighborhood & , & altogether is a place the Lord is pleasd to bless.
The painting of the has been executed by some of our English brethren, and the counters, drawers, & pillars, present a very respectable representation of ash, Mohogany, & marble, for a back woods establishment.
The Lord has blessed our exertions in a wonderful manner, and although some individuals have succeeded in detaining goods to a considerable amount, for the time being, yet we have been enabled to secure goods in the building. sufficient to fill all the shelves as soon as they were completed, & have some in reserve both in loft and cellar. our assortment is tolerably good, very good. considering the different purchases, made by different individuals, at different times, and under circumstances which contractd their choice to some extent, but I rejoice that we have been enabled to do as well as we have, for the hearts of many of the poor brethren and Sisters will be made glad, with those comforts which are now within their reach. The has been filld to overflowing all day. and I have stood behind the counter all day myself deeling out goods as steady [p. 223]
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