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
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
& 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
Joseph a Lot of goods it were well, as they would help him do
the place good, and be no loss to you.—.