Kaskaskia June 23 1820
Sid 5 minutes ago received your last letter to him, he
would have answered it himself- but he is just starting on the
circuit to attend the courts in the Northern countries- during
his absence I officiated in his place - (by the way) your direction
to him was wrong- he is Postmaster not Dep. Postmaster-
I received your very short letter & am surprised that old Brewster
should be so very troublesome all at once- At present it is
altogether out of my power to send any money to you, that is
current there, but by the time the annual rent is due you shall be
furnished with funds-
When I saw the paper containing the names of those young
gentlemen that where admitted as attornies at the May Term, I was
surprised at not finding Edwin's name among them, why was he not
examined? I was fearful he did not feel himself prepared xx
I have no news to communicate xx The country is generally
healthy xx the weather is very fine, rather hot but pleasant--
Betts has been to New York left his w--e there, and returned xx
denies all charges against him. Our Partnership business is all
settled xx Money is hard to get but hope is alive xx
I am glad you are all so well pleased with my portrait, it is generally
considered here a good likeness xx The places that are injured
I suppose can be repaired with a little paint can they not?
H.A.L. is down with the gout- is he like to get over it?
I wrote sometime since to Capt. Paterson, he never answers my
letters. Pete Schenck wont write any more - be good to lecture
each of them.
Remember me very affectionately to my mother and the girls.
Chas. P. Livingston.
Henry Livingston, Esq.,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.