17 August 1801 from Philadelphia – Anna McCulloh to Andrew McCulloh
I have received yours of June 23 & August 9th the former enclosing a note of 50 dollars which I have acknowledged account of to Dr. Carter.
I am much surprised at S[amuel] McC[ulloh] not writing to any of his friends. He has never written me since he left Greensburg. Mr. Simmons wrote from Lexington near the last of June. They were going that day to visit the wilderness, poor fellow. I think they must be in the wild woods indeed.
The 8 per cts are at 113. If you think that will do, you may send up the money. Mr. Taylor says it will be best to purchase immediately as the interest is advancing in this quarter. Our tobacco is removed from Mr [unreadable]… it is at 14 a month. Mr. Ansley says some of it will sell in the fall, but the other is of such an inferior quality it will only sell at random. In your next please to give me your advice about it.
I am glad to hear that I. W. [Isabella Williamson] health is restored to her as it is one of the greatest blessings of life. As for Mrs. P. I think she bids fair to be as good at the business of her increasing family as her assort McC.
I notice what you say concerning James but he being so young, I have not asked him what business he means to study. Mr. Weston speaks highly of his abilities & attention to his studies. He has gone up to his Uncle Porter’s upon a visit during the vacation. As for the twin brothers I can give no certain account of them. It is said that A is at the Lazarette.
Miss M.A.B. is in perfect good health without the assistance of Dr. A McC. Thomas B. is married & gone to house keeping in Germantown whence I hope they may enjoy both health and happiness. Myself & family enjoy good health except Isaac. His complaint continues bad & the Dr. still attends him, but there is no prospect at present of his getting better. The family join me in love to you & John & all.
Mrs. Shute has just received a letter from Mr. Simmons. Sammy & he are in the state of Kentucky 50 miles apart.
McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 4, frame 48