Dear Brother Philadelphia 10 mo 15, 1800
Having a water conveyance to New York in which Borden Chace goes, & has undertaken the care of a small box, containing the Books which are set down in dr Sister Charity's letter to my dr H have committed them to his care to have put on board a Vessell bound thence to Hartford or in case of his Meeting none to leave them under care of isaac Hicks to forward thee, so that I hope they will get safe to fill the Box have added two Ruttys diary which I thought suitable, but if they prove not quite acceptable & desireable, I desire them may remain as mine, to be hereafter disposed of.
H Lucas's Little Book not being ready, I shall endeavor to forward as soon as they are done, the first are promised me, the time now fixed for thier being done, is the first week in next month.
My dr H thought of writing pr this conveyance, but she has been prevented, she may do it so as to get to hand as soon as this, we are to this day favored with usual health, in our family & in the fmailies of our several Connections, which I emntion, because we do not think the Season in which the Yellow fever may exist amongst us is past over, the favor of being continued thus in our habitations, we hope may be had in solid & thankful remembrance by us, we cannot but evidently perceived the great difference between this & the three last successive years. dr Thomas Scattergood looks