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Catalog Number KSa020325
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1851/05/16
Scope & Content (Draft) Dear Sir,

I am about to make a reply to your note of the 5th inst. at an earlier date
which should have been done before but having some money due me, I delayed the answer, hoping it might come to hand, and by that means send you that which would be more acceptable than shall be able to any answer than any I shall be able to make by writing. - "Fare words written I thought mine may not be considered very fare butter no parsnips"
New York
Setauket Long hand\
Robt M Robt

Dear Sir
Your note of the 5th ~] was duly received, and should have been answered at an early date; but having some money due me, replying to it I delayed the answer. Hoping it might come to hand, and by that means answer send you that which would be more acceptable than any written reply

I shall be able to make at this time.

For a few years past my business has not been very profitable; being but little more than sufficient to supply my own, and the necessary wants of my family and even now I have not the means to enable me to send you a years interest. This state of things however will not last long. I shall soon make arrangements to engage in a more profitable business at home, or be compelled to leave the Island, in order to better my condition abroad should take the latter course, If I will pay you something on my note in order that it may be kept renewed and in addition to that will authorize you endorse 5 dollars and upon the same, it being for services rendered with my violin at two evening Parties the one at the Residence of your Sisters at Green Wood, and the other at your own House. At each of those place you promised that you would see me remunerated. This matter however
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I leave altogether optional with you; to endorse it now, at any time hereafter, or never as best suits you- your inclination Here my letter might and were it not that there were some observations in your note which you evidently intended should make an impression, I shall notice them in order that you may know what kind of an impression they have made.

Hon Selah B Strong

for in that case there would not be much [ ] about it
If it should The only excuse I shall offer
Notes See KSa020179, KSa020324 & KSa020323