John Warren's in the Highlands, May 2d.
I rec'd your letter & 3 specs. The letter & 3 specs were
all much acceptable.
I am engaged here in a very fatigueing business but I keep my
health perfectly & if nothing intervenes materially to interrupt,
shall finish the field work, say the 15th instant.
You will see our household, I trust, as often as you conveniently
can, & let me hear from you twice during this week. On Saturday
perhaps I may come up. Tell our boys, that as it is now
herring time, they must frequently look at the woods for fear of
fire getting in the leaves, especially as the weather is uncommonly
dry at this time.
I take it that James will this week get to plowing. His horses
must have grain & hay then, by all means. Mr. Ingraham, I hope,
can let us have 1/2 a load more & 1 or 2 loads of wood. (You) can
procure Indian corn in the stores. When you next see dear Mamma,
bow down to the very floor & kiss your left hand & press it to your
bosom for me, & squeeze and kiss Jane & Edwin heartily for ditto.
Shake Sid's and Charley's fists. You have my best affection, my
Henry W. Livingston, Esq.,