Respected Friend Smithfield the 10 mo 31 1796
I received thine of the 25 Instant
and have forwarded 20 cask of Lime by Capt Allen
I trust such as thou wants particularly them with
a cross on the head thus X & perhaps the rest
may be as good, as to the price Line has been Sold
Lower than it can be afforded, I lately sold 20 Cask
at Providence for Plasturing at 2 Dollars &
thy Expectation I expect to do what is Right
the Lime is mostely branded Levi Arnold.
I Love in which my Famely Joines
Conclude thy Friend
P.S. please to Inform thy brother Hazard
that I expect to supply him with Lime
in the Spring agreeable to his Request
in Love to him and Family Conclude B.A.