Henry Livingston, Jr.
Henry Livingston's Letters

Transcription - New York Historical Society

Springfield Sangam Co. July 23rd 1823

Dear Father

If Edwin has not started, or made much preparation for it, I feel very doubtful of the propriety of my former advise, this country appears not to populate or flourish as much as it formerly did, in consequence of the sickness expressed here every season and the bad state of the currency, this season has been remarkably sickly, many are leaving the state and many more would if they could dipose of their property. I have been sick about 2 weeks but have recovered. I have purchased S. Breese's share of the house and lot, we bought together last fall. If Edwin comes he need not calculate of Breese's friendship as he would prefer obliging a stranger to a relative (a course of conduct I have experienced) He is a composition of meanness and avarise in the abstract. Do not suppose that I am endeavouring to dissaude Edwin from any selfish interested motives but if he has made every preparation let him come on, I will help him. My love to all the family.

Yours sincerely,

Charles P. Livingston.

Henry Livingston, Esq.,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

Kaskaskia September 17.


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