Philada 6 Mo 4th 1817
Thy obliging Communication
of the 16th alt. I have recd, and thy kind Invita-
tion "Should there be any other information thou
wouldst wish, please make thy enquiry" encourages
me to trouble thee again with a few more Questions. etc.
to which, when convenient, thou wilt please reply.
I have been told that 60 acres of said land has been
cleared- Dost thou know this to be the case? How many
houses in the Town of Kendal, and what is its computed
distance from Lake Eri? Is there Clay in the vicinity
of Kendal suitable for making Bricks? At what distance
from the Land in question, may Stone-Coal or Limestone
be found? Is the Sugar Maple plenty in the neighbourhood?
Are there any families settled contiguous to said Land; if there
are, of what description of people?
Couldst thou speak of the land, from thy own actual
knowledge of it, I should be able to decide at once; for several
concurring circumstances induce me to think I should not be
in consequence of thy favourable Recommendation of that part
of the country,
With respect to the attachments of myself & family to this
city; I shall only say, we have several near relations and many
friends, with whom we should not, for an uncertain or imag-
inary good, be willing to part.
I'll now tell thee in what manner the greater of of my
time has been spent. About 12 years at farming, 5 years
in Grist & Saw Mills, Six months in a Trip to New Orleans &