Legal letter from nephew to aunt
Aug. 11, 1834
John W. Tappan was 25 years old when this was written.
The recipient, Mary Tappan Currier, was 40 when it was received.
John W. Tappan died 60 years, 1 month, 10 days after writing this.
It was written 184 years, 5 months, 12 days ago.
It was a Monday.
Aug. 11 1834
Your favor mailed the 4th inst. was duly rec’d. I should have written you long ere this had not my health been so miserable as to preclude my doing so. I am now, however, some better, and hope soon to be able to attend to business.
I heard of the death of Jno. Tappan some time ago. With regard to their threats respecting, I feel confident that they will amount to nothing. Those people will have all they can do to attend properly to their own affairs.
I have not heard from Mr. Wells since I left Exeter. I shall probably write him within a few days to inform me how the case stands. I shall see you at Portsmouth next month if my case should come on for trial, of which you will be advised in due season.
We should be pleased to see you, Mr. Currier and family at Claremont whenever it is convenient for you to come.
Mrs. Tappan and myself send our kind regards to you all—wishing you health and happiness.
I remain, yours truly,
John W. Tappan
Mrs. Mary Currier
South Hampton, N. H.