distiller on its utility—I have been told that the Stills us'd here are very large, that there is one about four Miles up the River that holds Twenty Thousand Gallons, I have not seen it therefore cannot answer for the truth of the [story]
Johnny Bull is fond of telling great Stories of his Country & a proper allowance must be made for his way
Mr Gore & Mr Hall desire their best respects
Yours affectionately F Hall
In this we note the slowness of the trans-Atlantic communication int spirits, which according to the letter was Rum, that bears a high reputation in this Country, was the first exported to England.
As every thing depends on the first start, Mr. Hall doubtless did his best to make a favorable impression on Johnny Bull and extend the trade.
The elder Hall's letter was short and to the point.
The neat proceeds are today net, though some old-timers still use the long e in speaking.
Resolved into English nails (hand made), that consignment from and of Ol