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Accession Number 1999.8.28
Catalog Number 1999.8.28
Object Name Letter
Date 1835/04/22
Scope & Content [Page 1]
St. Louis MO April 22nd 1835
Dear Robert
I received your letter from Columbia and also one from Lexington dated April 18th. I wrote you by the first mail after you left at Lexington and also to Independence. Enclosing those notes you wisht [sic] Fontinell to settle, as he refused doing so here but staited [sic] he thought he would settle them when you delivered over the fort to him. I have written all that passed between us to you in my letter to Independence which I presume you will get before you leave the United States although you did not state in your letter from Lexington whether you had received mine or not. I also sent a letter to you from your Brother to Independence and I now also send one letter to Fontinell. Fontinell has only visited my room but twist [sic] since you left he appears two [sic] busily engaged in corting [sic] or something else that I can scarcely get to see him. On yesterday Mr Fontinell & Bent both came to my room. I showed them both the part of the letter you sent me or so much as related to there [sic] matters and they maid [sic] no objections. Fontinell told me he expected to leave tomorrow but you know him, the people is all well here generally, and not much change in affairs. Since you left Capt. Fleischman is dead and buried; marriages Sarpy & Shania is both married, Miss Billow also & Miss Cabena is expected to be in the same situation in a few days etc. etc. [end Page 1]

[Page 2] There appears to be but little alteration in Milton since you left. Sister Sophronia Cook is now in St. Louis and expects to leave shortly.
I have received a letter from Mr. J. S. Carpender of N.Y. stating our furs is still unsold and that several persons has been looking at them but will think them two dear. The Santafeians are all here as yet but expect to leave in a few days. Bean. Gorden & Lane all let out shortly up the Mississippi surveying. I had word from Edmond Christy a few days since. He is well and they say is doing well. Keeps himself steady and attentive to business.
May the first - I have this morning received your letters with Andrew from Independence April 21st 1835.
I have you will perceive by this commenced [sic] this letter several days since. I have just called on Fontinell and he informs me he will start this evening or tomorrow morning for a certainty, Cabanne, came down last night. Fontinell has been so busily engaged corting [sic] galanting [sic] etc. that he has hardly been to see Milton but one time since you left (it appears to be fine times with him) Milton has much mended since I commence this letter. I have had him riding out and he is now out on his crutches lest his leg is about the same the ligatures still remain. Mrs. Ashley has been quite unwell but is now better. I have paid but one or two visits since you left and I can assure you I feel quite lonesome. I expect to take Milton to the farm in a few days where I shall stay principly. [end page 2]

[Page 3] I have received but one letter from your Brother but what I have sent you and I enclose it with this. I expect another in a few days. Randolph has visited Milton's room several times. I expect there is something on foot as he has been trying to get employment & Milton appears dissatisfied [sic] with Fontinell's detention here and have I believe expresst [sic] him self. So I will finish this letter by piece meals whilst Fontinell remains. Robert this evening I received a letter from Hugh stating he will determine in a day or two whether he will visit St Louis or no. If so he will leave about the first of June. His stay will be short and he will return through Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. He states he received a letter from Brother Andrew dated 26th January last all friends was well at that date and nothing new.
I would send you the letter which is dated the 17th of April only it contained a bill of my fruit trees and a description of them & I prinicipaly [sic] on that subject.
I was at Mrs. Kyle's this evening all was well and wisht [sic] I would remember them in my letter to you. Mrs. Fox also sent Virginia's compliments to you. There has nothing transpired since you left worth notice. I am getting on with my buildings and farm as well as could be expected. Mr. Jackson is now in St Louis. I have had a settlement with him Smith & Ashley. [end page 3]

[Envelope - top] May 2 1835 Robert I have just been to see Fontinell. He says he will leave positively today. Mr. & Mrs. Stephenson leaves to day for Galena. Mgh Bean also. Gordon is gone. Miss Cabena is married and off to Illinois. Miss Harp is also married and so forth. Bent and St. Savera is still here but will leave shortly. Your friend Wm. Sublette
[Envelope - bottom] I intend forwarding our bill on for the goods spoken of immediately. I have been waiting to hear from you at Independence or I would have done so before now. Milton wishes to be remembered & Sister Cook has left and I feel entirely at a loss what to do or how to employ myself as you know I have been a bird of passage the last twelve years yours farewell, W.L.S.

Mr. R Campbell
Fort William

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