Dear Friend & Cousin Ury 6 Mo 11th 1818
Thy last letter reachd us in town & intended then to have answered it but being pressed with some important business it escaped my memory; We removed our family hither, on the 28th Ulto but did not bring thy Letter with us; it was just under the care of Hannah, whom we consider thy regular correspondent & I suspect has not anwered it; she was left in town in order to wait on one of the three last surviving Cousins Germain left to us, s[illegibe] Emerson who came up from Knox County Delaware afflicted with a dangerous cancer in the breat & was advised a msot satisfied health undergoing the painful operation of extraction by the Knife of Dr. Physick, performed abt 3 weeks ago, Hannah has attended her ever since except one day & [illegible] nights on visit to us about 10 days ago. recollecing a message from Christopher Rheinhard to thee which I promised soon after we came hither to communicate to thee I now set down a to write it without knowing whether I understand it perfectly, as he is quite as slow in learning English as I am in recollecting my German knowledge; It was respecting some cloathing perhaps Shirts of which he left under thy fare to be forwarded to him, I spoke to B Warner abt them, who informed me that if thye were sent to Pittsburgh to the agent of the transporting company (whose name I have forgot) direct to Benjamin Warner Philadelpia for Christ. Reinhart they would come safe. After the pause of two weeks by my business I now beg the Favour of thee to attend to this piece of business important to a poor man, who is but ill supplied with [illegible] & unwilling to part with his money which he possess I think 4 shirts & some other articles which he believe to be on their way to him; Chrisohpher resides with us here, but is not as good a gardiner as jacob was; if the latter is inclined yet to come hither, we should wish him to come on as soon as he will, & we can place him with my brother who wants him badly, & if Jacob comes be pleased to advance him as much money as will pay his expences on the Road to which I will repay to thy order in town upon knowing the Amount; I will deal favorable with him if he knows the service required of him. The Weather in this part has proved so favourable in point of warmth & wet, that our crops which looked very indifferent 6 weeks ago are very much improved & look likely to be reasonably productive & our early murmurs are changed into thankfulness; indeed I have heard the Murmurs so frequently & so unnecessarily that I have for several years suspended them till so near the time of harvest as to escape the crime of repining at Providence several times unnecessarily; this year my Wheat is wonderfully recoved from a desponding appearance, Rye, Barley & Maize look as well as at any time since I have been a farmer. My Brothers family enjoy their usual health. Our kinsman James Smith is feaful of a return of Cancerous Symptoms in his Face, the rest of our families are in customary health, & My Wife unites with me in affectionate salutations to Cousin Charity & thyself & other Friends if there be any who know us in thy Vicinity.
Thomas Rotch Esqr Kendal Ohio Thy affectionate friend & Cousin, Miers Fisher