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iconnumber posted 04-21-2008 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find this an excruciating tease of a letter. Leonard Flecther, like so many of his kin, went on to become a successful jeweler.

Columbian College / District of Columbia / Sept 15. 1821

Dear Cousin [Charles Fletcher]

Be pleased to excuse the liberty I take in writing and inform me if you please respecting the suit of R & W Wilson and what they intend doing. If they are determined to [con]tinue the suit I must make different arrangements respecting my affairs for my father is not able nor can he pay the debt and to keep him from being distressed I must return home. I wish you would look to my Cloak that it does not become motheaten for I intend to redeem it as soon as possible for me to get the money. Inform me if you can where Perinoyer [?] is and what about. I called on John P. Foridis the other day but had not the pleasure of seeing his wife she was indisposed. He lives in very handsome style and has a good run of business.

Give me all the information you can write soon and you

will confer favor on

L[eonard]. Fletcher

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It seems likely that the name is Pennoyer.

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I wouldn't be surprised. The gentleman wrote a thin, linear hand and the ink is somewhat faded. We won't get into the state of my eyes. . .

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