Arthur Breese
Henry Livingston, Jr.

From Arthur Breese to Henry
July 21, 1814
New York Public Library
Gilbert Livingston Collection

Dear Father

Whether I have answered your last or not I do not recollect. I was much pleased with it. You proposed sending Sidney to Union College. Had you not better send him to Hamilton College which is very pleasantly situated in an excellent neighborhood x x x x of Schenectady. xx to the expectations of Dr. Baccus as inferior to none. He is a greatly good man. xxxx

I trust the arthritis which xx you has been xx. On the 14 June Mr Wattau of xx writes me "Been to Mesr B and JR Bleecker of x with directions to send them to Poughkeepsie, but x informs as yet they wouldn't x xx by a steam boat. Let me know if they agree with the inventory. You will have to send them a Rect from the amount, as I stated in a former letter. Can you get the note collected? I have paid almost every debt xxx [refers to clearing up the estate of Henry's son, Henry Welles Livingston, who died on the way back from taking Arthur's daughter to visit his sister in Boston.]

We are all well. My son Sam is on board the flotilla at Lake Champlain, & commands Galley N4. He seems much pleased with his commander. A fight is expected. On L Ontario the Br have


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