Fort Wacassasa Fl: Buys son a mulatto boy, George
Dec. 9, 1842
Dr. Henry H Steiner was 26 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Rev Alfred Holmead, was 34 when it was received.
Dr. Henry H Steiner died 49 years, 2 months, 4 days after writing this.
It was written 176 years, 3 months, 11 days ago.
It was a Friday.
Fort Wacassasa, E. F.
Dec. 9, 1842
As we are anxious to hear what progress Henry is making in his studies, and what the state of his health, I have to request that you will write to us, if convenient, about once a month and inform us upon these points as well as any other that you may think will interest or concern us. Be pleased to state whether he is contented, satisfied with his situation: and should he require any books or clothing I will thank you to procure them and furnish me at your earliest convenience with the bills in order that I may settle it. I left some money with Mr. Conrad to pay for the next half years schooling, etc., but as I don’t actually know the amount of funds I have in his hands, you will please call upon him for only a quarter in advance. Should Conrad not be able to pay you by the 1st of March, I wish you draw 25 upon my agent, Capt. Thomas Blackstone, No. 60 Arcade, Chestnut Street, Phila. As five days of ten sight, Jan. $40 and at the commencement of every quarter hereafter, draw upon him for the same amount. Give our best love to Henry and tell him his Mother and myself are anxious to hear a good account of him, and shall be extremely hurt not to rec. it. To your care and that of the gentlemen assisted with you, we commit Henry, believing that you will do everything in you power to improve his mind & morals & promote his comfort and happiness. Mrs. Steiner joins me in best respects to Mrs. Holmead. Mr. Bosley, yourself. As this letter will be carried to Savannah by military express I am unable to pay the postage and have to request that you will charge me with it.
I am sir, very respectfully your Obed. Serv.,
H. H. Steiner
To the Rev., Mr. Holmead
Elliotts Mills, Md.
PS Say to Henry that I have bought him a fine little Mulatto boy, named George—