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Boston Feby 22nd 1805


I Recd your Obliging letter last
evening by the hand of Capt. J. Williams.
I am very glad to hear that Charles has
no reason to camplain on the amount of
Scarcity of hay, corn, &c. for my part I felt
anxious about our hay & corn as I thought
we were overstocked, but Sir I shall rely
on your good Judgment & make myself
easy on that account untill I return.

The cow I am sorry to hear is yet alive. I
was in hopes that if she did not get well before
this time, that she would have died but perhaps
it would be the most humane act that could
be done for her, to put an end to her existance
it is a hard way to determine, but perhaps the
most advisable in this case

You mention that you have been informed
that the Court do not do business very fast
& that there is some quarreling. I am very
sorry to say that what you have heard in

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Elihu Hoyt (1771-1833), was Deerfield's representative to the General Court in Boston during most of the years between 1803 and 1833. This letter to farmer Samuel Wells (1772-1816), a contemporary of Elihu's in Deerfield, contains information about the slow workings of the Court [the legislative body of Massachusetts] and conveys agricultural tidings about current prices and availability of beef and hay. It informs, also, as to how Elihu Hoyt travels between Deerfield and Boston when he states that he will go "out in the Leominster stage."


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Letter to Samuel Wells from Colonel Elihu Hoyt

author   Elihu Hoyt (1771-1833)
date   Feb 22, 1805
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   7.75"
width   6.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L01.026

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