Nantucket 4 mo 30th 1794
I rececd thine of 28th - we were all much pleased to find, or understand that thy Mother Rodman was better, & a hope revives, if but She may be spared for the Comfort of her Children yet longer, as well as for the great Satisfaction of thy dear Father & Mother should they be favor'd to arrive this Summer in safety, wch I am anxiously solicitous for & from whom if any late acct has reached you at Bedford, the communication would be pleasing to divers near Connections here. We were glad Cousin E.R. got over safe, & trust is well, as thou did not say to the Contrary - her Chidlren here, well as usual, respecting whome, I expect Sister S.B. will write - Thos Clark arriv'd this day in 11 days from N York with whom Peters two Boys came, himself most easy to stay with Cousin S.R. who T Clark says has a large portion but like to do well, the Pocks being upon the town.
I am tryly glad one Ship more has escaped the hands of he Devowers, had she been met with we have no reason to doubt, but her fate would have been similar to that of the Hope- it was S.R's choice She should come here, & as he expected to be absent mention'd to me at departing, that Thads had agreed to take the whole Case & management in regard to Vessel & Cargo - yet I hope she has passed thro all the needful Custom House Ceremonies at Bedford before breaking Bulk or coming here- if not I wish to be informed taht we may not be imposed upon, or troubled with our Officers.
I approve of a Division being immediately made of the Peoples proportion, wch no doubt will take place - & those who are in Debt Credited accordingly. What I wrote before I thought would have posses'd thee of the knowledge of the quantity of Oil receiv'd here - if not, may now say there wre 168 Casks contg 11433 Gallons in