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My Dear Wife [Mary Dulin JENNERS BRADEN]
I arrived here three days since and you can better imagine
than I describe the pleasure it gave me on finding our dear mother
[Elizabeth STEVENS BRADEN] enjoying much better health
than I could reasonably have expected. She is however very weak
confined in part to her bed and mostly to her room within a few
weeks past however she has rode out in the gig several times.
The rest of the family are all well. Our acquaintances as far
as I have heard are well. I left Mr. Bradfield [either
Benjamin or Jonathan?] at his sisters Mrs. Birtram[?].
He stood the journey very well. Saurin [JENNERS, brother
of Mary] hearing by Davids [JENNERS, brother of Mary] letter
that I expected to be in Loudon [sic] wrote to me the letter I
found here when I arrived. he wished me to let him know when I
arrived here in order that he might settle his business and ride
[?] over with me to Lafayette. he and Waynesburg [?] have
had a difference he states Waynesburg [?] has acted very
ungentlemanly towards him he will not come on with Saurin
as was expected in consequence of their differences. I have written on to Saurin and expect he will be here in a few days. I am unable to say when we shall be able to leave here. Noble [BRADEN, brother of Burr] has not subtracted [?] any money for me [from their father, Robert's, estate]. If I should not be able to subtract [?] it all soon I shall not let it detain me. I have not seen Mr. Bradfield since we came in. He told me he would be in Waterford the latter part of the week. He will then be able to let me know when he will be ready or pretty nearly. Whenever he is I shall be for I do not intend remaining any longer than he is ready. Noble will attend to any business I may leave unsettled. We expected when we arrived to be able to leave here by the 1st of next month at any rate I dont see any thing to prevent it now. I am doubtful I shall not find time to visit Mr. Dulin and family, the last account I had of them mentions they now well all and that Mr Dulin had increased my issue [?] with him since your furniture is all here yet they could find no sale for it I think of having the table taken to pieces
putting it in the bureau boxing [?] it up and sending them to Lafayette, they will bring nothing here. I have heard nothing from you since I left you. I wrote you near St. Mar[? unreadable] which you no doubt have rcd. I expect to rec' a letter from you soon. I am very anxious to hear from you and our dear little babe [daughter, Elizabeth Virginia BRADEN]. Oh my dear not withstanding [?] I am with mother and family, yet the recollecting that I am so far from you prevents me from enjoying their good company so much as I should if you were here. Mother and Elizabeth [BRADEN, Burr's sister] wish to be remembered to you and all the family. No more at present but remain dear wife your loving and affectionate husband