Trenton 9th mo 20th 1815
By a letter recd last night from Hendley my husband is induced to hasten his departure for Knedal, He now expects to set off early in next week & is about to collect money to seetle off all a/cs in Ohio with Hendley & others, there need herefore be no hesitation in complicating the buildings. Yet it was not to touch on this subject I took up my pen, but it was merely to request of thee as perhaps he last favor I shall ask at thy hands, that thou would be careful not to create any unpleasant feelings in Richds breast by communicating from the letter I wrote thee some time back, I firmly believe it would be better for me to give up every anxious wish about the concerns of time under the full conviction that if I fill up my allotted portion either of suffering or doing, bread will be given & water will be sure." I have about $700.00 seven hundred dollars due to me next month which I intend to send on to Ohio but I say nothing to my husband of this because I wish him to collect what he can & I know that he has had more than four fold sufficient due to him for several months. My affte remembrance to my dear CR, Respectfully thy Friend, Maria Imlay.