Massillon April 18 1806
As it is out of my power to meet with you today, I have thot best to give you my sentiments on the business which may be in consideration before you.
In the first place I would advise to make an approprition to meet the expence of erecting some buildings so far as it may appear that there are funds available- and in order to come at that, I would fix the amt at which the funds should be limited, say $20,000 and then make arranagements about the permanent improvements just in proportion to the surplus. This will give us a data to make our calculations from. As far as respects to the nature of the buildings to be erected, I would say that we ought to build of bricks, and if the funds would be adequate, arrangments migh be made to have them furnished at a stipulated price on the grounds sufficiently early to have the walls erected next fall, or if it appears that for want of means we had better not erect the walls next fall, the bricks might be released by fall to enable us to proceed early next spring. all other business will be only common place business upon which my vote will be of very little importance to Trustees of Charity school at Kendal. Respectfully yours, John Everhard