History, 1834–1836

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business, and not convenient to spend much time in conversing upon subjects of the following nature.
Therefore let these excuses paliate the novelty of the circumstance and patiently hear my recital. after the committee had received their store of fall & winter goods, I went to and told him that I was destitute of a cloak and wanted him to trust me until spring for materials to make one.
He told me that he would trust me until Jany. but must then have his pay, as the payments for the goods become due at that time. I told him that I knew not from whence the money would come and I could not promise it so soon. But in a few days weeks after I unexpectedly obtained the money to buy a cloak, and applyed immediately to for one and told him that I had the cash to pay for it, but he said that the materials for cloaks were all soald, and that he could not accommodate me; and I will here venture a guess, that he has not realized the cash for one cloak pattern. A few weeks after this I called on again and told him that I wanted some cloth for some shirts, to the amount of four or five dollars, I told him that I would pay him in the spring and sooner if I could; he let me have it. Not long after, my school was established, and some of the hands who laboured on the attended, and wished to pay me at the for their tuition. I called at the store to see if any negotiation could be made and they take me off where I owed them; but no such negotiation could be made. These with some other circumstances of like character called for the following reflections. In the first place I gave the committee two hundred & seventy five dollars in cash, besides some more, and during the last season have traveled through the middle and eastern States, to support and uphold the , and in so doing, have reduced myself to nothing in a pecuniary point. of Under these circumstances [p. 151]
business, and not convenient to spend much time in conversing upon subjects of the following nature.
Therefore let these excuses paliate the novelty of the circumstance and patiently hear my recital. after the committee had received their store of fall & winter goods, I went to and told him that I was destitute of a cloak and wanted him to trust me until spring for materials to make one.
He told me that he would trust me until Jany. but must then have his pay, as the payments for the goods become due at that time. I told him that I knew not from whence the money would come and I could not promise it so soon. But in a few weeks after I unexpectedly obtained the money to buy a cloak, and applyed immediately to for one and told him that I had the cash to pay for it, but he said that the materials for cloaks were all soald, and that he could not accommodate me; and I will here venture a guess, that he has not realized the cash for one cloak pattern. A few weeks after this I called on again and told him that I wanted cloth for some shirts, to the amount of four or five dollars, I told him that I would pay him in the spring and sooner if I could; he let me have it. Not long after, my school was established, and some of the hands who laboured on the attended, and wished to pay me at the for their tuition. I called at the store to see if any negotiation could be made and they take me off where I owed them; but no such negotiation could be made. These with some other circumstances of like character called for the following reflections. In the first place I gave the committee two hundred & seventy five dollars in cash, besides some more, and during the last season have traveled through the middle and eastern States, to support and uphold the , and in so doing, have reduced myself to nothing in a pecuniary point. Under these circumstances [p. 151]
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