[p. 98] her with 50 Sp Doll'rs on the Account of it as from me and charge it to your acct against me . . . .

If an opportunity offers send me as below

1 or 2 Small Kegs of Mackerel for private use.

Weymouth or Rh Island Cheese for private use.
Bottled Cyder if the cork can be secured for private use. a few white beans in a cask for private use.

Cape Town 20th March 1801.
It certainly has been and yet is my intention to visit my native country if the Ship which I expected would touch here on her return from Manila would have room for a Passenger. . . . Your children I dare say are promising well and will I hope prove a source of pleasure to you and my sister I assure You that some time or other I hope to be witness of it.

I am

Dr Hall

Your very affectionate

Madam, It is with great regret we find ourselves in the mournful necessity of communicating to you an account of the death of your Brother, our friend Mr. Simon Tufts. He departed this life on the fifteenth of this present month.1

By the present opportunity we forward you a lock of his hair and also your Picture with an old gold ring, all of which he desired might be sent to you.

Executors and administrators of Mr. Simon Tufts's Estate,

1 Here follows reference to will, whereby Mrs. Hall was bequeathed a large legacy.

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