Asking for help for refractory servants


Date Written

July 28, 1813

History Referenced

Margaret Tilghman Carroll was 71 years old when this was written.
Margaret Tilghman Carroll died 3 years, 7 months, 14 days after writing it.
It was written 209 years, 7 months, 23 days ago.
It was a Wednesday.

Mount Clare 28 July 1813

I am unfortunate in having some refractory servants that I cannot restrain from town where they get liquor and give me a great deal of trouble by disobedience and difference with their overseer. I therefore wish for the prevent to hire them, and having heard that Mr. Colvert wants laborers on the new Turnpike, take the liberty of enquiring of you whether you know anything about it or whether there is any person in town employed to engage hands, or send them down to him.

I shall be very thankful for any information you can give me as I am about leaving home for a few weeks and am uneasy going without a prospect of getting them off.

I am sir with much esteem,
Yr. Obed.
M. Carroll

answered July 29, 1813

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