Jeremiah Powell loses his home


Date Written

Aug. 10, 1784

Jeremiah Powell was 64 years old when this was written.
The recipient, John Cushing, was 61 when it was received.

Jeremiah Powell died 22 days after writing this.
It was written 239 years, 1 month, 25 days ago.
It was a Tuesday.

N. Yarmouth
August 10, 1784

Dear Sir,

My home & farm at N.Yarmouth is now gone from me. The gentlemen that is to possess it is now here with me, his family is to be down here forthwith, that he wants to have the several rooms fixed up before he goes for his family, that if you can possible come down in a few days from this to move away your things, he will be much obliged to you. Perhaps, if he & you can trade for some of your household goods, he will give you the cash.

I hope Mrs.Cushing & family are well to whom please to give my love & accept the same,

from your Humble Servant,
Jer: Powell

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