March 11. After diligent enquiry I have learned that the presiding Judge of this circuit is a great distance from this. & it will not. be possible according to present appearances. to get an acknowledement of the Letter of Attoney until the former part of May.— If you Sir. & the parties concerned will proce[e]d with the business Just as though you had the Letter. for the purpose of expediting the business. I pledge my honer that a duly authenticatd letter of attorney shall be forth coming at the earliest date possible.— & by so doing you will confer a favear on your fri[e]nd. &c.
I am happy to inform you that we are enjoying general good health in , and are greatly blest, &c.—.
If you bring out an engine perhaps we would buy it of you as we are building a steam mill and may not be suited before you Come the most suitable kind would be 9 inch cilin dar, about 4½ to 5 ft. Stroke, a double flue boiler 20 to 22 ft. long & 40 to 44 In. diametor, if it has been in use a year or two it is none the worse, and would Come Cheaper, large engines are not profitable, about a 12 horse power is best—. If you could bring Bro. Joseph a Lot of goods it were well, as they would help him do the place good, and be no loss to you.—.
Yours ever ,— [p. ]