Cleaning mud out of canals


Date Written

March 5, 1828

John Morgan Pauling was 44 years old when this was written.
The recipient, David Fullerton, was 55 when it was received.

John Morgan Pauling died 10 years, 8 months, 21 days after writing this.
It was written 195 years, 6 months, 28 days ago.
It was a Wednesday.

March 5, 1828

Dear David,

You sitting at the fountain head of the knowledge and information of our state, I need not pretend to say anny thing concerning fouren matter and shall confine myself to our Domestik affairs, but still we must waver a little.

I do think that Adams is gaining ground in our wild and uncultivated neighborhood. I was conversing the other day with a strong Jackson man, dam it said he, what a sight of odd arms men going over more than a dozen we shall have war.

Speaking of our new Tariff I will give Jackson a heave hist, but dear David you will find my observation generally told good the sober thinking part of our community an for the present administration.

We are making grate preparations on the cannals in cleaning them out for the spring navigation. The rains have washed so much mud in the cannals then an upwards of fifty men whealling mud in sight of me every day. I fear a sickly summer. I had a very disagreeable ride home an have had a some chill of sickness [?] I saw you, I awas taken shortly after I returned home ware all were in good health and a little cash would now be verry to your little Nelly and I would be glad if you could transmit Berkimer’s money on as soon as possible after it is due as I have a sum of money to make [?] in approach I was encourage by George Chambers to bring suite against I. Harmon which has been don and indeed with restitution.

Do write to me soon let us hear from you. I was sorry to hear of our friend W. Robbinson’s death. I would like to know what burned him. In Harrisburgh or Franklin when I saw him I had no thought we should have lost him so soon. With esteem I remain your very Humble Servt.

J. M. Pauling

David Fullerton, Esq

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