f Roses or feathers—for 6 months in the Year his Uncle sleeps on a fine mat or Carpet—( The heat is so intolerable.)
Cape town 31st May 1797.
A Ship being bound for New York I couldn't omit the Opp'ty of acquainting You of my coming here from Bengal—as I found my health declining so fast in India I saw no other remedy but to leave it for a cooler climate.
Cape town 31st Jan 1800
. . . When you see Aunt Brooks
Mercy, daughter of Dr. Simon Tufts, Sr., and Abigail (Smith), born Oct. 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 expectsure You that some time or other I hope to be witness of it.
Your very affectionate S. Tufts.
Cape Town Cape of Good Hope February 1802. Mrs. Lucy Hall,
Madam, It is with great regret we find ourselves in the mournful ne<