Dec 15th 1835
may esteem it a novel circumstance to receive a written commu nication
from me at this time.
My reasons for writing are the
following. I have some things which I wish to communicate to you, and
feeling a greater liberty to do it by writing alone by myself, I take this
method; and it is generally the case that you are thronged with
buisness and not convenient to spend m uch time in conversing upon subjects
of the following nature. Therefore let these excu ses paliate the
novelty of the circumstance and patiently hear my recital.
After the committee had received their stock of fall and winter goods, I went to
and told him that I was destitute of a cloak and wanted him to trust me
until Spring for materials to
make one. He told me that [p. 70]