Dunkirk 11th mo. 29th 1970
Dear Son Thos.
I duly rec'd thy truly acceptable^of the 9 mo
5th Ult., via Halifax (the 4th Inst); The several subjects of thy communication, are
both interesting and very satisfactory; I wish thy Brother and sister Hazard
could have made you a longer visit,particularly to have seen thy sister
well in bed, which hath been announced to us by rect of Sammys
letter of the 9th mo 17th, lately recd and to whom I made reply the 23rd Int.
& wrote Wm. also the 22
^Inst sent to London to be forwarded, which I expect will not be done until
by the packet of next month, the same conveyance I intend this by.-
I am much pleas'd that you are still at Nantucket. & the old
habitation kept open for the reception of weary travellers
to whom [illegible]I have ever wished it might continue as a resting place.
I am much comforted in finding it is not forsaken and I hope
you will, my dear Children, consider it a favor to have the
servants of the Great Master under your roof and that it may
prove a blessing to you, as I am sensible it hath been in times
past to our whole family, and I wish you may fill up the place
of your absent father, even with more propriety than
we have done; which I often desire may also be the case with the
rising generation in general on our Island. I^ accept the token
of love of the several friends communicated by thee, as
renewed marks of brotherly affection. Viz H. Judge and I and I Mot.
B Worth and Jn Morton, to whom please return ours when oppt.