Lynn r mo 14th 1817
Thomas Roach, Our Friends Thomas Reed and Richard Breed arrived home the 7th Instant in good health and from the description they give of the Country and the prospect of my bettering myself I have concluded to remove and settle in the town of Kendal or its Neighbourhood and shall feel myself much obliged to thee for thy advice respecting my Removal and what articles of Furniture will be proper for me to bring form here.
Please to let me know whether I can get suitable tools for the Blacksmiths Business such as anvils [illegible] and Bellows anvils here are worth 11. 05 pr bl and 20 pr lb Bellows new $30. if thee can procure the above named articles at a fair price I wish thee to purchase them for me.
Please to give me the price of Barr Iron and steel and whether it can be got at all times without much difficulty.
Please to give me the price of work or lb and the quantity of Iron I shall be likely to work in a year and whether I can get a house for my Family and shop to work in.
I can make scale Beams steel yards axes hoes Augers, Chissils farming utensials mill Irons saws exepted, all kinds of Iron work for machinery by Patterns.