Letter: James Shoemaker Hallowell to Margaret Stabler Hallowell, August 18, 1832



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Post office Defae[?] 8/18 1862

Dear Wife: Got to Washington without delay or accidents & am now attending to office duties, Tho' nothing presing just now & hence I write a few lines.

If thee approves of the enclosed lines to [H??]., give them to him, as I thought it better to be more definite with regard to our proposed plans; so that thee might know more clearly what to expect. I desire to do a fair and liberal part by him, & yet do justice to ourselves.

If [??] Bowen gets here in time, I shall go to Alxr this afternoon to get a load of furniture, which he will have for $6.25 (4 horse) he paying his own expenses. I hope he will come as I am anxious to get the goods off of my mind. It is a job truly as well as an expense to move new things up, & get it [???] be for more

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serious had be [???] to mere.

Rec' a few lines from Aunty Mary this morning introducing a very nice yound lady who is teaching [in the?] family of and of the offive holder, named Burr, & whose sister was assistant teacher in their school. The name is Hilten.

I requested Uncle Cabe to procure me a set of single harness, of good quality - $20 -

I will try to meet with a carriage, tho this is a dear place to purchase any thing.

Upon farther reflection I do not know that I need say any [inserted: thing] more for the present to [???] with regard to the purposed plan.

[???] work too hard over the workmen, bearing in mind that the world was not made in a day.

Love to the children. Affect. husband Jas. S. Hallowell

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