He is sorry to learn of the bad state of Shelburne. "- you never wrote me a word abote Geting a Grant for my Lots which Joins you - now the Enemy of Shelburne is moved, to his grave and its frind at the Helm, I would hope that there be but little difficulty in obtaining a Grant for my two lots at the Falls, the Embargo has prevented my being with you this season. I greatly wonder that the four Cows & fine places in such Order would not rent for something handsome seeing it was in the care of so able a man as yourself but I expect it must be oweing to the decrease of its Inhabitants. Corn is very scarce & hard to be got price 4/6 p. Bushel, the Peopple aboute Albany sledom have any corn to dispose of, but if it was ever so Cheape & plenty the Embargo prevents its being shipt." Friendly messages. [Bad Spelling.]
Reference: Gideon White Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 950 number 574.
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