Hartford Conn 23 May 1816
Yr two favours of 6th oct 1815, & 28 March last coame duly to hand, the former when I was fully occupied in Signing Bills at the Phoenix Bank, & the lattr when I was much indisposed myselfe; & my dear Son Morgan, who after a lingering & severe sickness of about 50 days, expired on the 30th of last month, in the comfortabe hope of a reconciliation to the Father through the Atonement of the Son. which is my excuse for nt answering yr letters at an earlier date. I hope the Card machines & shoes reached you in safety, as I forwarded these to NYork early in March agreeable to Chas Skinners directions.
The 24 Oct last I remitted SR Fisher three hundred dolls on yr acct, & agreeable to yr request desired him to apply $205.20 to the payt of the Invo of goods he had purchased for you.
I recd a line from yr Bro Wm a few days since wherein he mentions the person who owed you was not now in a situation to pay, & proposed if yr credit was in danger of Suffering to Remit me the amt etc- that I think their will be no occasion to have recourse to this measure, as if the Union Shares cannot be sold at a fair price, & no other means are discovered, to make the payments earlier, I am persuaded their will be no difficulty in their remaining repaid till HBs money is collected.
I recd from Gideon Wales 20th Inst Three $370 hundred & seventy Dollrs, on acct Arvine Wales, & passed the same to yr Credit, & on 21st Inst paid the same amt to Horace Burr & Co. on Alexr Skinners note in their favour & debitted yr acct therefore, as I presume it was yr meaning that I should discharge those debts out of any of yr money that came into my hands. My situation has been such that I have not been able to state yr acct, nor can I easily do it