New Bedford 3 mo 23, 1802
I wrote thee a few weeks past by post informing that I was apprehensive I had the symptoms of the meazles I have since had the disorder & have not yet quite recovered. I was so as to get out yesterday but the weather has been so dull to day as to prevent my taking the air. My eyes are very weak, adn the light affects them very much which will in some measure account for the appearance of this scroll. I conclude we shall have a very large quarterly meeting, as there are now about fifty persons here fm Nantucket, Charles Bunker his wife & Daughter are of the number, the two latter never were off the Island before. If thou could send me the order we were speaking of, it would very much oblige me and I shall consider it as one of he many favors recd from thy hand, which I often remember with gratitudes thou mayst think this a very poor recompense but is all in any power at present.
I am thy assured Friend