Amend you have the Invoice of your esteemd order— Or rather of what has been packed and sent off— we have to open a few articles in order to Complete you[r] order and will then make up and send anothr package which will complete the whole
This is in one crate and three casks— and was sent to the wharf, acording to dirctions, two or thre[e] days ago and we will give our attention to seeing them off in the first vessell
We received a letter from Mr Nilson at we think it must have been the day you left here enclosing us the amount of your last seasons a/c [account] which we had previously recd of you— In writing to Messrs P. & W. some time ago we enclosed among other papers a drft for the amount of your a/c [account] as we were then very much in want of funds and we did not know when to expect you do we supposed that when you paid the a/c you had seen them and told thm you would pay us— The money how[e]ver is rec[eive]d and we will either let it stand to your credit or return it to you on your intimating your wishes in relation to it— or in fact we do not know that one having sent a drft to P. & W. on you occured to us at the time you paid us your a/c— but we spoke about it the day after and meant to have mentioned it to you when we should see you again— but in the hurry it escaped our recollection—
Mr Robinson a Looking glass maker here has spoken to us once or twice about the order you left with him for L[ooking] Glasses— and requests us to say to you that the extreme difficulty he has had in getting his journeymen to work has prevented his filling your order up to this time— and thinks he will not be able to put it up till some [p. ]
“A close vessel for containing liquors, formed by staves, heading and hoops. This is a general term comprehending the pipe, hogshead, butt, barrel, etc.” (“Cask,” in American Dictionary .)
An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. the Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as far as They Have Been Ascertained. . . . Edited by Noah Webster. New York: S. Converse, 1828.
Probably a reference to the law firm of Payne & Willson. Henry Payne and Hiram Willson formed a law firm in Cleveland, Ohio in 1835. The partnership continued until 1844, when a new partner was added and the firm was renamed.