Father scolds son for spending money

Date Written

Sept. 5, 1842

Member of Series

Henry Kingsbury was 41 years old when this was written.
The recipient, George Henry Kingsbury, was 15 when it was received.

Henry Kingsbury died 46 years, 6 months, 23 days after writing this.
It was written 176 years, 8 months, 16 days ago.
It was a Monday.

Kennebunk
Sept. 5 ‘42

My Dear Son,

I should not have so long delayed an answer to your first letter, but for the want of money, and the general embarrassed condition of my financial concerns. I now send you eight dollars to affect your return, as I am now situated. I regret very much that you should have made any contracts for furniture without consulting me, as I very much fear I shall be unable to let you return to Brunswick unless something unforeseen should transpire to put me in a situation more favorable than the present to meet the expenses. I do not utterly despair, but the prospect is dark and doubtful at present.

When I see you, will explain all to you more fully, in the meanwhile, [?] all to yourself, and all may end well.

Your affectionate,
Father

Have not yet rec’d your letter by J.S. Dane

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