Dear Brother Philadelphia 8 mo 14, 1812
Since My last to thee of 2d Ulto am without Receipt of any from thee, which will be acceptable how soom I may receive one. On 7 Inst came under cover from Mihel Bull at Hartford a check on Merchants Bank N York for $560 - he advising me that it should lay for thy order, this day & not before I got it carred out at my credit in Bank Pennsla and thinking hat most probably, thou would have no use for it, any where, but at Kendal so that there could be no use to thee, in thy keeping this Money for thy Orders. I have now inclosed a Check from Farmer & Mechanic's Bank of this date to thy order on Bank at Steubenville for $498.45 of same date which with the cost of coffee & Tea sent thee 2 Ulto 61.55
the remittance in full $560.00 makes
My family have been & now are favored with health, my wife & children mostly & at this present are at the Cliffts, where I also am from Eveng to Morning, thro Letter to Isaac Bonsal, I heard this day of your welfare, & of your having been visited by John H Brinton. I know of nothing particular, or interesting to communicate, the general state of things appears to be very solemn, while we have cause to be thankful, that in this City & these parts, outward tranquility is continued to us & we hope for the Continuance thereof, when looking forward & we hope that you in your distant situation in addition to the abundant blessings, which surround the Inhabitants of this Country may experience the preservation of public tranquility & order.
Among our Relatives, iin these parts & at New Bedford nothing new occurs to relate. Jos Rotch is fixed in business here, & I conclude is intended to bejoined to Ann Smith, but of the itme when I know not. William Rodman came here about a week past. My wife wrote Sister C, not long since if present She & our Children would wish to unite with me in Love to you Both which flows from thy Affectionate Brother, Samuel R Fisher