Father in law,
, and himself would go on a farm about 20 miles N, E from this
place. Some of the leading men have given us, (that is our people) an
invitation to settle in and about this place, many no doubt will stay
Brn, I hope that you will bear patiently the privations that you are called to
endure— the Lord will deliver in his own due time. Your letter respecting the
trade with was not received here untill after our return from his residence
at the head of the shoals or rapids. If were not here we might (after
receiving your letter) come to a different conclusion respecting that trade.
There are some here that are sanguine that we ought to accept
trade with the
and are not here, and have not been
here as I know of. and have settled some 20 or 25
miles N of this place for the present. A Br
Lee who lived near Hawn’s Mill died on the opposite
side of the river a few days since, preached his
funeral sermon in the Courthouse.
It is a general time of
health here, We greatly desire to see you, and to have you enjoy your
freedom. The Citizens here are willing that we should enjoy the privileges
guaranteed to all civil people without moles tation.
remain your brother in the Lord.
Smith Junr and others)