Trenton 6 mo 15, 1816
Thy favor of last month just
came to hand as Respects the Draft.
I can only say in order to procure
one on a Stamp will consume
several Days and as the time
is short and fast going I conclude
that I shall advise thy paying
the $10 Doll altho it is hard to
lose this money. Wm is in Connecticut
at this time his residence is
New York but my Mother has
been down to pay Catherine
& Almira a visit and he has just
returned with her. I have not
time to say a word as the mail
is just closing. If I can I will
send thee a Stamp Draft in lieu
of that in a day or two but dont
delay the Business on that acct.
Maria sends her love to Charity
& thee we have veen expecting the
pleasure of seeing you this Spring.
Thos Rotch I conclude Affectionately
wirte us soon.