Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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When he had fairly set up buisness my Brother  went to see him he found him intoxicated  well said my brother <Mack> you are doing a fine  buisness you will soon be ready for another  trip to China. Then turning in a gay sociable  maner said Oh Mr stevens how much did s venture bring the man being under the  influence of liquor <was off his guard so he> took my brother by the  hand and led him to a trunk <of silver and Gold> and archly observ ed there sir is the avails of s gin sang  Maj M was astounded but smothered his feellings  talked awhile indiferently and returned home order ed his horse and started at 10 oclock that night  for Randolf where we still were living Mr Ste vens found upon inquiring of the hostler where  my brother had gone When he ascertained that  the Maj went started for Randolf he went to  his esta buisness establishment dismissed his  hands called his carriage and fled cash and  all for and has not been heard of  in the since
My pursued him awhile but finding  that pursuit was vain returned home quite dispir ited at state of his affairs. He then overhauled his  accoun books and found that in addition to the  loss he met with in the Gin sang traffick he  had lost more than $2000 more in bad debts and  was himself owing $1800 for goods purchased in  <the city of> He rturned to Tunbridge sold his farm there  for $800 in order to make a speedy payment on  his debts in here let me observe that my  brother Stephen mack made me a present of $1000  previous to my marriage which I had as yet  made no use of I told <desired> that to add  this to the sum which he received for his farm [p. [7], bk. 2]
When he had fairly set up buisness my Brother went to see him he found him intoxicated well said brother Mack you are doing a fine buisness you will soon be ready for another trip to China. Then turning in a gay sociable maner said Oh Mr stevens how much did s venture bring the man being under the influence of liquor was off his guard so he took my brother by the hand and led him to a trunk of silver and Gold and archly observed there sir is the avails of s gin sang Maj M was astounded but smothered his feellings talked awhile indiferently and returned home ordered his horse and started at 10 oclock that night for Randolf where we still were living Mr Stevens found upon inquiring of the hostler where my brother had gone When he ascertained that the Maj started for Randolf he went to his establishment dismissed his hands called his carriage and fled cash and all for and has not been heard of in the since
My pursued him awhile but finding that pursuit was vain returned home quite dispirited at state of his affairs. He then overhauled his books and found that in addition to the loss he met with in the Gin sang traffick he had lost more than $2000 in bad debts and was himself owing $1800 for goods purchased in the city of He rturned to Tunbridge sold his farm there for $800 in order to make a speedy payment on his debts in here let me observe that my brother Stephen mack made me a present of $1000 previous to my marriage which I had as yet made no use of I desired to add this to the sum which he received for his farm [p. [7], bk. 2]
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