Cape May January 19th 1813
I have the pleasure of informing
you of my arrival home on the 9th and found my family well.
After leaving your settlement I returned to Stuben
=ville where I enter'd the South half of 27 and the South
half of 34 and purchased W. Dickenson his
quarter Section between.
Oweing to a prospect of peace I am yet unde=
termined what course to persue with reguard to a change
of residence. It has had an astonishing effect
upon the minds of the people of the Sea Coast -
Foreign goods which were ran up after the embargo to
extortionate prices (as ^ Sugars to 40$ and others in proportion
have fallen to less than half those prices.
Oweing to the ground being frozen when I pass'd
through Philadelphia I could not get the Grass Cuttings
as McMahons were burned and private Gentlemen
who had veins did not like to have them Cut in
such hard weather - I shall attend to getting
veines to you in season however.
If you would be so extremely obliging as
as to let it be understood by the neighbours round
my tract that it is under your charge, it might perhaps
prevent trespassing and if any thing of consequence
should take place if you would let me know it you
would confer a particular favor.