12 July 1783 from Baltimore – James McCulloh to John McCulloh
I have yours regularly by Post. I am very sorry little Polly has been so poorly. I hope for this she has recovered perfectly. I am much obliged by your attention to the numerous commissions I have imposed upon you and wish for an opportunity to testify my gratitude by a material return. I hope you keep an accounting of the expenses of postage, etc. Inclosed you will have a letter from Doctor Joseph Brown. You will please send it to Cad. Morris’s who will forward it an p direction. I forgot to mention to you that I had passed my note to Major Prowell for L100 odd pounds. It will be due in about 8 or 10 days. I hope you may have money of mine sufficient to take it up. I never brought Lt. McIvers order with me, indeed it does not appear to me that I every put it in my pocket at all, however (that be) I have it not. I hope Mr. Fergusan has paid you the money. I think his brother advanced him. That with what you have received from Mr. Ivers with my note to Prowell. I have accepted Browns drought. It will serve me to pay it.
If you have not sent my Bed pray retain it as I had better sell it with you and make up another one here. Ned and Sally direct me to present you & yours their best wishes. Tell Peggy I wrote her about two weeks ago to which she has not answered. Give her my best love and accept dear John the affection of your James McCulloh
McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 1, frame 69