Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 5 March 1816

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Lexington, 5th March 1816 Dear Father I have this day drawn on you at Seventy five days sight from this day for Two Hundred Sixty eight [] one hundred & Thirty of which for various purposes about the farm & which is all I think we shall require, the remain [] for the following articles Thirty hogs weighg 2.30g.lb. c 3.cts - 6g,,27 187lb old Bacon c 8 cts -- 14,,96 24 new [] -- c 8 ,, -- 1,,92 1252 [] Pork c 3 3/4 -- 46,,95 26 [] corn or 4 1/5 [] c 1 z$ -- 5,,20 Which Mr. P. wished to include- The hogs were seperated and valued by Mr. [] Johnson to the number of 44 [] selection, he valued them at about 42. $. this was done soon after you left. But Mr. H. Prestif came down last thursday saying he wished half the hogs and such as would be fit to kill in the fall, he took them & several other which I refused to keep, these then remained to us the above thirty for which he has charged 3 cents [] which is the price of pork already

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fatted, and making this lot about 27 dolls. dearer than a longer number of a better lot which was valued by Mr. Johnson. Mr. P however says of the estimated is wrong (which it undoubtedly is) it shall be rectified and they shall be charged at the same price at which hogs can be bought of a similar quality (they have been fed altogether on his corn) this I shall immediately ascertain. they are worth I suppose about 30 $

Be pleased to accept the draft and oblige yr affectionate son

P.S. We recd yours from Philedelphia, I am sorry you have had a return of your [], I began a letter immediately which I left to attend to this business here I shall send it by the next mail.

Mr & Mrs Prentis have been very polite to us & our neighbor Johnsons also

My love to Mother Uncle & the children

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GWRC 5 March 1816

John Corlis Esqr Providence Rhode Island

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