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Accession Number 1999.8.23
Catalog Number 1999.8.23
Object Name Letter
Date 1834/11/16
Scope & Content [Postmark]
Phila
Nov 16

[Envelope]
Mr. William Sublette
St. Louis
Missouri

[Page 1]
Philada Novr 16th 1834
Mr. William S. Sublette
Dear Sir
It is not many days since I wrote Robert & of course your time comes next; No man can be more punctual & regular in writing both of you - yet I find Robert is still grumbling & growling at my great negligence. When he comes on I will blow him up with the ladies - & proclaim to all how pro-di-gi-ously fretful he is. Tell him from me that he may either marry a real spitfire, or I will forbid any quiet good-tempered quaker from having anything to do with him. His matrimonial prospects in this quarter are completely blighted by his late scolding letters. As for you my Dear fellow we will do all we can to prevent your return - and if possible have your neck in the noose with some rosy-cheeked black or blue-eyed dame, who will put an end to your roving. What a very queer people you are in St. Louis? Weddings, balls, parties & frolics succeed each other with such rapidity that I wonder you do not break down. Every letter from that quarter teems with details of your amusements. I fear Phila will seem dull & insipid after such a place. You do not say when we should look for you & it is now too late to ask - for I expect you will drop in some evening to surprise us when you are least expected. Two or three days hence I will leave here for Richmond & return about 26th inst. Mary will not go with me - for I find by late letters that her sister Harriett is likely to be here in less than a week - and she does not wish to be absent on her arrival. In business we are extremely dull at this season, [we] are likely to have little employment before Feby next. Like yourself we have our seasons for action & seasons for enjoyment ease & pleasure. Throughout the fall our sales have been large & increased considerably on those of the preceeding year. I know you will rejoice in our prosperity and I therefore tell you this with the greatest satisfaction. May you live sixty years and never loose your hair - is the wish of - your friend
Hugh [End page 1]

[Page 2]
Philadelphia Novemr 15th 1834.Received of Gill, Campbell & Co. a bill drawn by Sublette & Campbell, dated St. Louis, Missouri October 31, 1834 in favour of Gill, Campbell & Co & by them endorsed, at ten days sight, for One Hundred Pounds Sterling, on the Right Honourable, the Earl of Ormelie, Park Lane, London - Care Messrs Ranson & Co., Pall Mall East London - which bill we have agreed to place to the credit of Sublette & Campbell of St. Louis at 6½ per cent exchange, if paid - equal to Four hundred & Seventy three 33/100 Dollars - as a payment of this date - if not paid, to be returned to them, without demand or charge of damages, they paying expenses protests & portages. Pstg. 100 - at par $444.44
6½ percent prem. 28.99
$ 473.33Siter Price & Co

Philadelphia 15th Nov 1834
Messrs Sublette & Campbell
Dear Sirs
Your favour of 31st ulto (post marked 3rd inst) with first of exchange on the Earl of Ormelie for one hundred pounds sterling is just to hand. Above you have receipt of Siter Price & Co for amount at 6½ % exchange, with a stipulation not to claim damages in case of protest. We have instructed them to let the bill take the usual course, in case of non-acceptance or nonpayment.
Very Respectfully
Gill Campbell & Co. [End page 2]

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Collection Deibel