ollowing is written:—
Inclosed I send you bank securities for fifteen hundred Dollars. You will please to transfer 143 script, or 1144 Dollars, to my sister Mrs. E. Loughes and send the remainder with those you have in your hand already, when convenience suits, to Brattleboro.
I left my family well last week, and intend to set off for Vermont again tomorrow.
With respectful Compts to your family and friends I remain your obliged and humble Sevt Wm. Wells. Hartford June 20 1797 To Mr. Benjn Hall, Senr, Medford near Boston.
In the center of this same half sheet, which we must notice if only for its very beautiful writing, like copperplate, are eleven lines of writing unlike that at the top, and through the text four oblique lines in ink have been drawn.
The writer speaks as having been informed by his father of a bill of £ 100, remitted through Mr. Hall to James Hancox of Birmingham, which he fears lost or delayed, as it had not been heard of so late as 4th