Three original manuscripts. Typescripts and transcripts of letters to and from the Hulls in Florida. 1804-1828. Typescri...

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Three original manuscripts. Typescripts and transcripts of letters to and from the Hulls in Florida. 1804-1828. Typescripts and transcripts of letters to and from the Hulls in Florida.
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Mixed Material
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Hull, Ambrose (1766-1821)
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Second Spanish Period, 1783-1821
History -- Volusia County (Fla.)
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Misc Manuscripts
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North America -- United States -- Florida

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"Heartsease"
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Jul3$ 24, 1951

My dear Mr. Rutherfortd-
That you are using the Hull letters pleases me very much, and
Shall be glad to answer any questions I can. It will require a little
research among contemporary letters among the northern members of the
family of which I.have many. I have also papers showing the survey of
Ambrose Hull's Rjanish grants of New Smyrna and Orange Park, but I do
not know where to look for them. The Volusia County Court House burned
many years ago including the papers relating to this property. It is an
interestin\ane complfteated subject, and possibly controversial. *

I shall try to give you only information which I can back up
with contemporary evidence and indicate subsequent stories, surmises
and family lore as suchjLMAt p(^C4Aw
Your last two questions I can answer at once:
5. N o,,.these letters have been usdby no one.
4. 1 inherited them from my great-grandfather, the Rev. Seth
Efrt2owhose wife was Ruth Hall, sister Cboth of The Rev.Ambroses Hull's
first wife, Abigail, and his second wife Stellap all originally from
Connecticut. I have also family portraits and furniture.
j I wish you could be here to help select the material you will
wish to use. You might really get into the spirit of this romantic .
history of the Hull family and its connmeetion with Florida.
Meanwhile you may be interested in comparing Stella's description
of the house in which they were living with the ruins of the Spanish
Port recently made a monument.
I must confess that my work is going to be somewhat d'layedby
an acute case of sunburn which has caused the doctor to object to my
using my hands. Perhaps I can get my niect, Prances White fbbart to
give me a little help. She is a beginner in this sort of thing, but
she may as well learn.
How much time will you allow mw for further research,?
and please tagigs my typing'

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" AMBROSE HULL


Memorial of Banjamim A. Putnam, Adm. of Estate of Ambrose
Hull, deceased.
Ambrose Hull in the year 1812 was subjected to and sus-

tained of his own property, goods, chattels, and estate
in East Florida the losses, injuries and damages herein

set forth, to wit:
45 acres of Sea-Island Cotton planted and growing,
equal to 5625 lbs. or 16 bales containing each
351# at 60o per w $3
20 do. of common, equal to 200 BushSat $2.

2 acres of Sweet Potatoes,equal to 500 BushSat 25

Garden Vegetables rqual to say
41+ Horses at $50.00 each

Stock of provisions on hand left by said Hull
in his flight, consisting of corn, potatoes,
flour,etc.
40 Bales of Short Staple Cotton on hand,
14000 w at 31 cents per w 4

4 Hogsheads of Jamaica Rum, say 120 gals.
each at $1.25 per gal. rum
Large Stone dwelling house nearly destroyed,
damage at a reasonable calculation 2

Negro houses destroyed,reasonable amount of damage

Quantity of valuable furniture left in house,
lost or destroyed


339.00
400.000
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125.00

50.00

200.00


250.00

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700.00


$ 12 534.00
All of which damage and injuries to the said Ambrose Hull

was occasioned by the Troops of the United States protecting,

supporting and encouraging those Lawless Marauders who

called themselves Patriots at that time traversing the
country and committing every species of havoc and devastation

to the property of peacable Spanish subjects, in the said
year 1812.
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Losses, Damages, and Injuries were sustained by Ambrose

/ Hull previous to the entrance into East Florida of the Troops

of the United States or their agents in the year 1812.

Ambrose Hull was an actual subject of the Spanish GoVern-

ment, and residing on his plantation at New Smyrna in East

Florida with his family where he was attacked by persons

styled Patriots associated with and protected by the Troops

of the United States in the year 1812, and compelled to fly

with his family and such of his property as he could save,

and take refuge in the City of St. Augustine.

That as herein before stated his very valuable Bwelling House

was nearly destroyed, the furniture entirely, and outhouses,
Negro Houses, crops, provisions on hand, horses,etc. all

destroyed, taken and carried away.

Said Hull, by these causes, was entirely broken up and ruined,

being so reduced as to be unable to repair his damages....

Approved 26 June, 1834. All which is respectfully submitted

by your Memorialist. Dated at St. Augustine llth.Sept.1834.

Nenj. A. Putnam
Admstr,etc. of Ambrose Hull, Dec'd
To Hon. R. R. Reid, Judge of Superior Court for the Eastern

District of Florida.

Filed in St. Johns County- in metal file drawer "Spanish

Papers", in vault, office of Circuit Court.


Copy- Sept. 1951





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SHull, Ambrose, Heirs of, on. H 92; DG V 64

1 [EB William Gibson, St. oarys, Georgia, ececutor of
the last will of Ambrose Hull, in hehalf of Hull's heirs,
being infants under 21 years of age, claims 1,500 acres at
Turnbull's Western Swamp in Mosqultos, and 1,100 acres at
Turnbull's Eastern thaimock at New Smyrna, also in Mosquitoa.
It was granted in Absolute property to A. Hull on 2/2/k812
by Governor Estrad4, founded on a previous grant of 2,600
acres to Hull on l/l1/1801, who was in actual possession
from 1801 to 1813 when invasion forced him to lease. He
died while on a visit in New York in November, 1821,
[Bound together 2-18 in SpanishO
2 Juan de Pierra certifies, 3/7/1803, that upon petition
by Hull for permit to relocate 1,000 of the 3,000 acres
granted him on l/16/18oi in 2 tracts, 400 acres in NeW Smyrna
and 600 acres at The Swamp, Governor White granted same.
3. Hull petitions for permit, 4/19/1811, to present
witnesses to prove his right to a royal title to the 1,000
acres. Lieutenant Governor Estrada refers to the auditor
of war, Quintano, 4/20/1811, who approves, 4/30/1811, assessing
20 rr. Eatrada count er., s.
4 Jose de Zublzarreta attests avove and lists conditions
to be met by grantees of land in order to receive a royal
title to same.


SFelipe Roberto Yonge, native, merchant, 34, Protestant,
S deposes before Quintan, 5/7/1811, th? t he has known Hull
since 1801, and known he has fulfilled all conditions,
cultivationg and improving the land without interruption.




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Hull, Ambrose, Heirs of, Con. H 92 DG V 64 2-


36 Juan Bautista Ferreyra, native of Charleston,

merchant, 28, deposes same.
commissioned
7. Gabriel Perpall, commisei&dndd judge for the territory
of Mosquitos, married, deposes same.

8 Governor Estrada grants royal title, 5/7/1811, on advise

of Quintano, who countersigns, assessing 4 vesos.

9 Zubizarreta attests avove and lists costs to petitioner

as follows:

To governor, for 3 signatures *..........6rr.
To auditor of war for 2 assessments and
assistance in declarations ***......**74"
To secretary .... ........ ...... ........ 2"
21 pesos rales or
172 rr.
St. Augustine, iay 8,1811.

10 Pierr. Certifies, 1/17/1801, that upon petition by

Hull for 2 tracts of land, 1,500 acres at The Swamp formerly

cultivated by A. Turnbull, and 1,100 acres on Hillsborough

River, Governor White granted same.

11. Hull petitions for royal title, 9/ll/1811, to the

2,600 acres, above mentioned, since his attorney erroneously
petitioned for 1,000 acres only, After receiving the above

concession 1801. Hull went to the United States and returned

to settle it, with many workers, artisans, and all needed Suppliesj

Soon afterwards he suffered a loss of $3,000 in an Indian

invasion. When preparing for a new start a large number of

new settlers from the Bahama Isles asked him for a permit


it join him in making a settlement for mutual protection

against the Indians. He consented and they began the new

combined settlement in Seppbmber, 1803, continuing until the







Hull, Ambrose, eirs of, Con, H 92 DG V 6.


present (1811). Hwoever the others abandoned the settlement

and for two years he (Hull)-has not had a neighbor within 17

miles of his place. His purpose being to plant cotton, and

the grant in absolute property though the other land in the

concession of 1801 does contain suitable ground, he, there-

fore, petitions for roya& title to the land granted him in

1801. Governor Estrada denies the petition, explaining that

the 1811 grant by royal title was made subsequent to and in

accordance with Hull's wish and knowledge, and it, therefore,

superceded all b xw previous orders and must stand as

made.

12 Hull petitions for reconsideration of the above decree,

1/12/1812, setting forth his many services to the government

and his reason for allowing the settlers from Providence [Bahama@

to settle on his land, and explaining the fact that he petitioned

for a ryyal title to only 1,000 acres as due to an error and

his 3,000 pesos loss after the Indian Invasion, as factors

to be considered in deciding the fate of his claim.. Governor

Estrada refers to the secretary and to the nobery of the

government, 1/20/1812.

23 Jose de Zubizarreta reprots, 1/22/1812, that all hhat
S Hull has said it true and that Hull is knowh to all for his

honesty and good character.

l4 Tonas de Aguilar reg^j(ts, 1/22/1812, that it is a

Swell known fact tint Hull, afer swearing allegiance to Spain

on 1/15/1801, was the first to go to aosquitos to establish

a settlement; that there he suffered great losses, and that


for mutual protection against the attacks of the Indians Hull


30







Hull, Ambrose, heirs of, Qon. H 92; DG V 64


permitted Britishers from the Bahamas to settle on his land.
15 governor Estrada grants royal title to 2,600 acres,
admitting as true and giveng full credIt to claims of H-1ll,
2/1/1812.
16 Royal title, 2/2/1812, from Governor Estrada to Hull
for the 2,600 acres ; Zubizarreta attestsabove facts.
17 Hull petitions for survey order of 5/4/1817. Governor
0oppinger grants, 5/%k817; Entralgo attesta and notifies Clarke
who countersigns.
18 George J.F. Clarke certifies pkats for 1,500 acres at
mosquitos and 1,100 acres at New Smyrna, 5/25/1817.
19 SlHull petitions for 2 tracts as above, 1/15/18o01.
Governor whitee refers to Pedro Diaz Berrio, 1/15/1801, who
reports favorably, 1/16/1801. Governor White grants.
[Bound together 20-23 in Spanish:
20 Hull petitions, 4/27/1819, for resurvey by George J.F.
$larke of his land and of land granted to Samuel Betts on
7/5/1815 and i.f hi Islnd fa d lnd grant tOc) surveyed by
Roberto Mc Hardy, whcih Hull claimed was erroneously surveyed
on part of his land. Governor CoDpinger asks Roberto M0 gard$
for report, 4/27/1819/
21 McHardy replies, 4/29/1819, that no error was made
in his survey of the lands granded to S. Betts. Governor
Copninger asks for copies of memorials of and concessions to
both Hull and Betts on which to vase his decision. fCopies of
2 and 19 above, and of 22 and 23 below, follow:J
22 Betts' petitions for 2,000 acres at kosquitos north


of lands of Hull, 7/6/1803, Bovernor 4hite refers to Nicolas


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Hull, Ambrose, Heirs of, Con. H 92; DG V 64 5


Barcelo, 7/6/1803, who approves aad$ Governor White grants,

7/8/1803.
23 Betts' petitions for survey of lands granted him,

2/21/1804L, since part of it has been surveyed for Juan Addiscn.
Governor White asks the number of acres involved, 2/21/1804.
When Betts' repleis 600 acres Governor white denies the
request, 3/36804, asking Betts to wait until a King's surveyor
is named. Tomas de Aguilar dertifies above as true copies,
5/10/1819\ On 5/11/1819, Governor Oon-inger asks Be~s, or
his representative, to present his side of the case.

24 [Ej Frederick L. Ming, deputy surveyor, certifies
2 plats of 1,141.56 acres on the west side of Hillsborough
River, andX 1,390.28 acres in Turnbull's Whstern Swamp.
Ohainmen: Thomas C. Ellis and 'ames Story. Approved by
Robert Butler, surveyor general, 5/20/1836.
25 I Descriptive list, No. 544-- Ambrose Hull's Heirs--
2,600 acres. Antonio Alvarez certifies true copy, 1/24/1835.
[Dossier contains copies of 16 and 17, and decree

Hull, Ambrose, Heirs of, Con. H 93; DG V 62
l-E Williamr Gibson, executor of the last will of Ambrose

Hull, in behalf of Hull's infant heirs and through Bohn
Rodman, attorney, claims 300 acres at Col. Plummer's on the

west side of St. Johns River, granted 12/9/1791, to David
Pluxnmer and sold to Ambrose Hull by David Plummer's heirs,

12/10/1820, only the avsence of some of the heirs hindering


the final execution of the deed.

Thound together 2-8 in Spanish.-


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ull, Ambrose, Heirs ot, Con. H 93; DG V 62


6


2 Pedro Marrot certifies, 12/9/1791, concession of 9 caballerias
to Daniel Plummer whose family consists of 6 persons, 1 white
and 5 negro slaves. Plat by Samuel Eastlake, surveyor.
3 Governor Quesada's concession to David Plummer for 9
caballerias, 12/10/1791. Witnesses: Manuel Rengil and Francisco
Rovira. Juan de Entralgo certifies true copy, 11/13/1819.
4 Prudencia Plummer, widow of Daniel Plummer, through James,
their son, petitions for permit to prove right to royal title,

ll/15/1819. Governor Coppinger grants, ll/16/1819.
5 Jorge Fleming, captain of militia, 60, deposes, 12/17/1819,
before Governor Coppinger, that it is a well known fact that
the ilummera have cultivated their lands without interruption
for more than 10 years.
6 Guillermo Travers, native, 25, deposes the same.
7 Fernando do la M. Arredondo, Jr., native 32, deposes the same.
8 Governor oppinger grantsroyal title to 300 acres to the
widow and heirs of Daniel Pikmimer, 12/22/1819. Entralgo attests.

9 Sj Governor 0oppinger's royal title to trudencia Plummer
and the heira of Daniel Plummer, 12/23/1819. Entralgo attests.
10 E Unfinished plat of above claim
11 E Antfonio Alvarez certifies extract, 12/23/1844, from
descriptive list, No. 540--Ambrose Hull's Heirs-- 300 acres.

Iossier contains decreeZ
Hull, Ambrose, Heirs of, Con. H 94; DG V 62

1 E William Gibson, ececttor of the last will of Ambrose
Hull, in behalf of Hull's infant heirs and through John
Rodimn, attorney, claims 200 acres on the west side of


St. Sons River, granted 1/31/1814 to James Hall, who sold
to Ambrose Hull, 3/7/1821.







SHull, Ambrose, Heirs of, Con, H 93; DG V 62 7


2 S Santiago Hall petitions for royal title to 200 acres,

1/16/1816, which were granted to him in exchange for 300

acres ceded by him to the royal estate. His right will appear
in the document which follows. Governor Coppinger grants

royal title 1/17/1816.

3 S Jorge S. Fl Clarke certifies a plat of 200 acres for

James Hall, between the lands of Zephaniah Kingsley and

Daniel Plummer, on the west side of St. Johns River, ll/15/181t.

S Concession dated l/31/1814; Governor Kindelan to James

Nall for 200 acres. Entralgo attests.
$ S Royal title from Governor oppinger to James Hall for

200 acres. Entralgo attests.
6 E Unfinished plat of the 200- acre claim above mentioned.

7 E Antonio Alvarez' certified extract, 12/23/1844, from

descriptive list, No. l541--Ambrose Hull's Heirs -- 200 acres.

Dossier contains a copy and a translation of 3 and decree.'





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Service Programs WPA, State Library Board, tV'llahassee, Florida,
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Stella Hall to her Sister L% elt 644j

New Smyrna 6th June.. 1804



My Dear Sister

I hasten to acknowledge the rect of yours by Mr. Fairburn ,

their is a Countryman of ours going immediately to Charleston,

and from thence to N. York--I am sorry the letter you reciev'd

by the above mentioned Gentleman has caused you so many appre-

hensions-- I wrote it soon after we landed at Smyrna and con-

fess that from the fatigues of a long Journey, the fear of the

Indians, and the undultivated state of the country-I was sacme-

what in the melancholy mood--and actually began to listen to

the suggestions of that green eyed monster Ennui -

I am now happy to tell you that its peaceble times in

Petunxes Wigwam,--the murmers of the Indians have been silenced

by the late distribution of their annual presents--which having

been too long withheld had created much uneasiness among theman---

and the tribe of Siminoles who under the conduct of the noto-

rious Bowles formerly committed so many depredations on this

settlement have since gone over to the Creek Nation who are very

numerous and apparently very friendly--- Their leader Bowles
has been apprehended and is now confined in the MIoro Castle at

Havanna / --so that we have not an Indian within a hundred mile

of us-- and the Snakes their counterparts have either folLow'd

them, or have been routed and burnt together with the brush

and rubbish-- for they never interrupt my frequent rambles in

the woods-- which at this season abound with a variety of the






Stella Hall to her Sister, June 6, 1804o


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most beautiful flowers, and flowering trees, with aromatic

srubs, that fill the air with a delicious fragrance

As for the sand flies and mosquitos they still maintain

their ground, in despite of Catholicks, Jews or Protestants --

and are indeed the most formidable Enemies we have to contend

with-- They begin the war song (generally) about sunset, when

if there's no wind (which luckily for us is not often the case)

we may be pretty sure of a warm engagement-- but in such des-

perate cases we have recourse to fumigation-- and altho' smoke

is not altogether agreeable to our optic nerves--yet it tends

to check the still more offensive apperation of the. Enimy--

thus every bane has in some shape or other its antidote---

Our place is called Mount Olive--which from its height

and the number of trees of that name describes the title--

here we can make our own oil, wine, sugar and cotton-- / raise

our own Coffe, corn., rice, ginger &, with every kind of

Vegetable-- and all tropical fruits --

The country is in general very flat which is not on

that account so pleasant toi me who am fond of Hills & Dales---

My favorite spot is a little arbour composed of a number

of young orange trees, intersected with myrtle and thickly

interwoven with luxuriant grape vines-- the resort of a great

number of beautiful Birds who entertain us with their wild en-

chanting melody -- This rural spot is pleasantly situated on

a bank of the little river Hillsborough--which winds with many


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Stella Hall to her Sister, June 6, 1804


page k./


a crook among a cluster of Mangrove Islands-- and not only

affords us plenty of excellent fish, but is also a very oharaing

addition to our prospect-- Here I spend many solitary hours in

reading or "chewing the quid of sweet and bitter fancy", -- Here

reverted memory brings to my view the ocean of the past and

with it a torrent of melancholy reflections--here I listen by

moonlight to the hoarse and distant murmers of the vast Atlantic--

and it reminds me of the Friends that are far fr n Smyrna--

without even the hope or possibility of seing them shortly---

But this is only moistening ones eye lids to no purpose-- and

I quit the subject-- ----

You say you have had letters from Charles-- I rejoice /

to hear of the safe arrival of my dear Nancy and Edmund--

am also very impatient to hear of Brother William and Benja,

of whom you say nothing-- -

Sister Hannah it seems wont send us the scrape of a pen--

I should write her notwithstanding would time permit--- This

now must answer for both-- for goodman Read is waiting-- and I

reluctantly bid you Adieu---Libby is well and sends her love

to the Brother and Sisterhood----

I am as usual


Your affectionate Sister

/s/ Stella Hall


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Stella Hall to her Sister, June 6, l8o0L -4-



The letters I wrote previous to leaving Augustine you

tell me have not yet come to hand---- I am not much surprised

for (N.B.) I sent them to Charleston by a spaniard, who had

too many names to carry--to wit. Don Manuel, Antonio, Fer-

nando, Dominic, de Martinella---- of Castile of Old Spain.--

subject to his most Catholick Majesty-- Adios, or God be with

you-----







Stella Hall to her Sister


page 2./


New Smyrna May 9th 1804


Dear Sister

Yours of JanY. ll4S was handed me last evening by a

Gentleman from Augustine--where it has been nearly four

months I can't conceive--unless, it is in the Post office at

Santa Maria, under the eye of Mr Elihu Atwater Esquire--I

viewed the superscription as the face. of an old Friend--

familiar, but who from long, very long absence I could not

immediately recognize ---

Until on investigation, I found to my surprise, and I

need. not say pleasure, your beloved Signature--the bare sight

of which inspired me with new Life--and even the sisterly re-

proaches it contained. were grateful to my Heart--for they lie-

tray'd an interest in my welfare.-

not that I ever in the le ast doubted your friendly soli-

c..itude no- but it was a welcome reassureance --- I confess I
was greiv', and chagrined to hear that you nor even Nancy had

received any of my letters

I wrote them soon after I arrived in Augustine--and de-

liver'd the letter to a spanish gentleman who was going to St

Marys '- and which he very civilly promised to deposit in the

Post office at that place -- but as gaming is the spanish

agony -- I suppose the young Don found his way first of all .to/

the Billiard table -. and of course the promise was forgot

however it will now be useless to ennumerate the many affectionate






Stella Hall to her Sister, May 9, 1804


page 3./


enquiries I have directed in vain towards your residence --

suffice it they have been intercepted by adverse winds and ir-

recoverably driven to the Leeward ---

In order to account for the delays and very frequent

miscarriages of letters, I must tell you that we have no direct

or regular communication with St Marys -- only through the

medium of passengers, or Captains of Vessels; who generally

have so .many commissions of the kind that they seldom attend

to any of them-
i

and now my dear sister if the reasons I have already

urged in my own defence, are in your sight a sufficient jus-

tification --- you will please to signify it by acknowledging

that I do not in truth deserve chastisement-- altho' under the

circumstances you were not much to blame for bestowing the

Rod -- ensmearedg to which I bow with all due submission, under

the impression that whomsoever the Lord loveth he also chas-

teneth .

you tell me that my dear Nancy with Edmund have sailed

for the West Indias -- I dmadl the effects of that sickly climate ---

Alas! our family are scattered to and fro on the Earth

like sheep without a Shepherd and I dare not hope they will ever

again in / in this world, be gathered into one fold --- but

even in separation, they may contribute very much to each others

Happiness by rendering every intelligence in their power and by

that means not only preventing, but avoiding the tortures of


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Stella Hall to her Sister, May 9, 1804


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suspense -- I will answer for myself it shall not be my fault if

this is notthe case ---

-- I am very much concerned to hear that my little favourite

Ambrose is still afflicted with that sad disorder -- I had

strong hopes that his youth with the assistance of medicine would

finally overcome its distressing effects --he has already given

many proofs of streng great intellectual powers and a mind

persevering and ambitious in the persuit of knowledge which

(with the blessings of Health) joined to his natural goodness

of Heart and just ideas of rectitude; cannot fail to produce

an excellent character; an honor to his family, and an inval-

uable member of society---- his Brother William is not behind

him in talents and as for wittle Henry; never fear but what

the old Hall head will yet wear out 'bove forty bodies ---

considering the uncertainty of human life you ought

to be fervently thankful that you have no daughters -- for

what in this vale of misery and wickedness / is the situation

of a wretched female when bereft of the guardian protection

of a Father and the virtuious example of a .Mother, to smothe

with paternal tenderness the rugged path of lifel

Now is the unhappy wandered.; when surrounded with

dangers and exposed to every temptation -- how is she to shun

the many snares that are invariably thrown in her way -- and

which like Stylla and Oharibdes by avoiding the one may be


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Stella Hall to her Sister, May'9, 1804


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insensibly drawn into the other -- who takes her by the hand

and with maternal tenderness directs her footsteps from the

path of Vice? to whom is she to look to for support and con-

sulation in the trying moments of severe distress-- who aids

her but from motives of bare interest? ahl who indeed --- but

"GodJ tempers the wind to the shorne Lamb" and he I trust will

guard my dear Caroline from every evil -- for that sweet child,

I have the tenderest affection heightened by a sense of'

her unhappy situation and that of her unfortunate Mother,

who is now I hope in better health -- give my love to them -

to Mr Hart and all the little ones and consider me

Yours Sincerely

Stella Hall

Sister Hall is well,.and perhaps will tell you so herself

sometime in the course of the ensuing year-----------




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su *o it they ye been Iatoteesptid by adv.e winds
recoveraly driven t the Leoward
In order to aeoount for the delays and very frequent
ul.searriages of letters, I mat tell you that w hae hve no dirt
or regular eommn-Ioation with S Mary only thvo ibe
medium of pia: g-r, or- Qaptaitu of Vessels who generally
hav. so saon es ,:L of the r 1nd that they seldom attend
to any of them --
and now.r dear astew f the reasons %v aires
nfld in say own efonee, are your si. t f lotea ja -
titLera 10 w illo .please sttL4 At byCawflMOe
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ot a wretched fet S wtln bereft of ,tr gu *dan protection
of a Father arsd the virtloua example of a Mother, to xwthe
with tteoal tend.eeus the rug4d path of 12l1
<-.-^ How isa the uappy wendsre $ ten sarrogaded with

da WerO4 andeposet to erery tc~ptatton .. tow lu cte to shun
the axysnares that are tarariably threwan ia Mer way and

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laseasibly drawn into the other -* who takes her by the on
.nd with maternal tenderness dIects her footsteps twosn the

patch of Vice? to whom a Isaie t. look to twi support an ooa*

sialtion in the trying atmet of seven distress- who aidS
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*#"I teapers the wind to the shorn :Laub* and Z trust winl

guard my dear OarolinA tw-o every evil for that sweet child,
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I have the tenderest affection heiften'd by a e of

hew unhappy situation and that of her unfortunate Mother1

who is now X hope tn better hflth -give ry love o thena

to 3? Hart and all the little ones and oonstdor a

-Our* 8gjm" .


Sister n ,l is wellnes and perhaps will tell you so herself

so etime in the -ourse of the ensuIng year .. -.--e
Suzu yea







Ambrose Hull to Seth Hart


New Smyrna April g22, 1801


page 2./


Brother Hart

I have not received a line nor heard a word from you nor

any of our northern friends since October last tho' I have

repeatedly written you & them The reason of this long silence -

I do not know but this I know that we are really desirous to

hear from you at least that you are in comfortable health-

We have nothing particularly new to communicate I write to

remind you, that I still feel an interest in your Wellfare and

to induce you to give us the pleasure of hearing from you My

employment in itself, is to me a pleasant one and would be al-

together so were the seasons more favorable they have been

unusually hot & dry thus far / for this Olimate tho' the

temperature of the air is perfectly healthy and agreeable not

a cloud to be seen for weeks Abby has enjoyed better health

for several Months past than I ever knew her to enjoy and was

never so well pleased and contented in any situation that we have

been placed since we were married She says there are only two

things wanting to satisfy her mind as to this worlds good

that is more favorable seasons for crops to ensure the common

comforts of life and the near neighbourhood society of her

Sister Ruthy, yourself & family and she even goes further and

says, that in case this Province should be ceded to U. State's
as seems yet to be pretty strongly expected and we should

establish our claim to the property we now possess, under that







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page 3/


government and make one good crop that she shall offer her
in fee simple
sister Ruthy one half of her possessions^on condition of her

immediately becoming anc/ actual resident, of course her nearest

neighbour And I have the pleasure to add that it would be

one of the highest felicltes of my life, to have the opportunity

to place my signature to a bequest of the description afore-

mentioned.

I have the solid satisfaction however, of informing you -

that this dear blessed child, after struggling so many years

with sickness & general debility together with a consequent

habitual complaint which seemed of itself must induce her

ruin has long since recovered from it and I believe is per-

fectly established in her wanted energy of body & mind Joining

with her in fervent orisons for the health & happiness of your-

self & family -


I am your sincere friend & brother

A. Hull


St. Marys
April 22


Reverend Seth Hart
Hemp stead
Long Island
State New York


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AJW. Hli to her Saister


Nevow Smyna JI n 2?t 180$


y Dear Sister
I might master up a variety -of apollogieOs for my ln."
.l e nt bat shall make but one -- and that is my ever inar-
mountable aversions to letter writing I ans orry to say it
but no poor dog ever entered ..his neck in a halter with more wve
luotanowe than I take a pen in hand to write -nor did ever a

poor dog receive his liberty and a piece of meat with more plea-
sure than a- letter fm a friend and espe aly from. you that
pleasure bhas long been denied me for what reason I am unable

to divine- unles you consider me out of the world (whioh it
se *ota ella h& a .ntimated) and have no more oacern for my
temporal welfare but you might like a good Catholic put up a
wa. now & then for my -p soul in purgatory -- I as nowever
better pleased / with. situation and tr more happy than X
ev* was in any other the climate is charaing there can be

none finer In the world enept Italy. whieh I a told is perfectly
similar What few familtes there are at present in this settler
meant are well brd entul people North of us is a g' Klrr &
lady M Mr O? d & lady M & l4o a dy M Hardy & lady .

all from NaSau N- Provdeance they have handsome Plantatlons

with near a 100 negros each -- South a few roods is a Cap LAdd

& lady w from Portmwth b aphi further a uthward tho buat a

short walk is a N1' Oa&t Qwpt ain M atts ladlesn &c


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Aw.* Eu1 to bar S ster, June 27, 1805


Our House is situated upon a delightful hill surrounded with

Olives (ru which I have named the place Olive Mount) and
lined with Groves & avenues of Sour Oranges trees on which wave
-the golden fruit throughout the year a few paoes in front of
the house which is East runs a river ealld Hillsborough inters
3./ seabed with a number of Ma yove / Islands & ft lid with a variety
ot exoelent fish the shores are lined with Oysters & the creeks
with clams of the best. quality the soft & hard shelled Craftb the

latter as large as Lobsters are delicious the oysters are
*larger & better than blue points -gre-en turtle deer & wild fowl
are very plenty- so rnoh for eatables we have four. the best
wellh of water I ever tasted Ou0 house is built with hewn
large
stone two stories In the main body of the house are two

rocs one above the other -three double doors & six windows
in eaoh at eaoh end there is a wing turret or ttv* r* in
each two handsome bed room with .three windows The roofs are
flat & terrass'd on whOich I spend some hours every fair day in

walking & reading -and from which we have a charming prospect
of the bar & Ooean North & south -of the Island rivers & planta-
tions the latter are all in t & join exept a margin of

wood divides the fields- S Baok we have a most enchanting view of
./ the long extended forests of Pines Palms Live Oaks Hicoriea / and
am inuerable variety of flowering tuees and shrubs among whth .-
are the odoriferous flowering treea by botanists cal. '4 ,apnola


page


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A.w. Sil to hbo Ssteor, J'un 27' 1805 -



S Ca1flora in other words the Laurel a whose high heads
towering above the rest sene to be looking into fu ture tbi s
$.. Th walks throwt the woods from one plantation to another are

ab.0solutely ftaois ting they are lined with hedges of sweet
yrtlie with the greatet-variety of the most beautiful flower ..
S from whih the air ia constantly perfumed the hycith t
Zadian ocreper the imoring glory with a variety of others whi

you nurae in your gardens grow wtld here & cover the trees
But I have taken a Zont olea7 from the top of the 0e into
the woods to whiah I'll return and finti shmy Ilong letter for
I am heartily tired of. it & sure you must be I cannot hw-
eTer 0fop yet f r when X begin a -letter I never know whore.
*to eM Z tWhik Ihave said enough of the pla e & house but

Z Wat tll you the Sootch hore oall it a Castle whs it i
paiLnted & the Plaza round it up I think it may be *a!it oletant
pas */ 5 to thi country / 6 n .
I have not been to St Augustine since we removed here which
was a year last March but hear they are in high spirit.ap in
eonsiqUenoe of a Privateer from there bringing in three rih
E ulsh Prizm e a ship of 40 tons a Bing & Sloop laden with m

wise Peruvian barks fl owers rise corn pork beef &O ae I shall
2' make theta a visit this week a & as this is the season for 4aneing

there aqxe^ !t Ik be honord with scat wan. balls -Stelfla is

ell & reeeivt a letter yesterday from lae dated Jan ) by








A,W, Ball to ber Sister, June 27p, 1805


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S.which she seems in good spirits & very pressing for her to
go to St Martins in consequence of which she has concluded to

go on to Charlstown from thence take passage for the West
Z ,I ies t hall not seal my letter until I arive in Augustine -
I might frequently send you oranges if there were any vessle
page 64/ going to the northward in the season of them.-- /


St Augustine July 9 ,
tr Hull St& la & myself have been here more than a week we

ar now waiting for a wind She to sail for Qharlstowa on her
way to St# Martins We to return to our plaeo of bannit nt
among devouring inoeots & poisonous reptiles which Mccy in-
tions in hero letter with so much horror & which I have not, yet
found -- I beg you to write ,&- tell me all & every thing tat

eonooes you your tauily & other o nIeotions I am extremly
anxious to hear from my dear sistero Hannah & hii my 1ove
to them--Mr Hart & your dear little bay who ,.I suppose by ,this
tiame are ken tell them to 'write me & I will promise :tt least
to answer their letters *- I have had some dependence upon 'Stella

pago ?./ writing for me as abe has had nothing else to do but shall /
take it upon myself & hope .you will not have o muoh reason to
complain of the silence of your affectionate sister
A W. BHll




BEapstead LWg. Island
State New York








Ambrose Hull to Rev. Seth Hart


New Smyrna June L2th l805


page 2./


Brother Hart'

I had the happiness of receiving your very facetious

letter of the 9S April a few days time; as I am at all times

happy to hear from my brother Hart and my Soul was highly

refreshed, in the multitude of my sorrows, with the unusual

flashings of wit & humour, with which it abounded- And I am

still more happy to find, that you still -- retain your wanted

brotherly concern for us, from the number of letters, you men-

tion to havb written me, tho I have not had the pleasure of

receiving but a small portion of them I believe however, that

I am not in debt to any of my friends, in the number of letters

I have written them Since I arrived in this Province It

is true, there was a seeming, tho, no intentional neglect, in

my not writing by Capt. Fairburn I had written you a short

time before and was just then quite busily engaged in plan-
J
ting my little Crop beside I had nothi. tg either new of

interesting to communicate excepting that we had just arrived

safe at this place which it seems our amiable Sister has

anwunced to you, in her usual stile of Bombast & Hyperbole /

Our situation, as formed not only by nature., but no inconsider-

able portion of art & expanse, is esteemed by gentdl travellers

one of the handsomest in America and instead of being








Ambrose Hull to Rev. Seth Hart, June 12, 1805


page 3./


surrounded by an uncultivated wilderness, filled with savage

monsters, venomous serpents, and innumerable swarms of blood-
mosquitos
thirstyr7 and sand flies as affecting the Fine strung
nerves of your amiable and truly veritable informant We are

encompassed on three sides, with cultivated fields, and on the

fourth, fronting a beautifUll arm of the sea eastward, inter-

spersed with Small Islands for about two miles, which we over-

look and our prospect is bounded by a broad horizon losing
AV,
on the great Atlantic And the population of mostly gentdl

families, including their slaves, within the compass of four

miles of us is between five & Six hundred beside a con-

tinuation of Settlements from this place to St. Augustine, -

and about twenty miles to the Southward, which are almost

daily increasing As to Savage Monsters, I kncr not the

meaning of it not even an Indian has step'd into our door

since we came here No new settlements in America, unless

infested with venomous serpents and as for swarms of blood-

thirsty Mosquitoes, I have neither seen, nor heard the sound

of this Season a few still Morning aid Evenings, the Sand

flies or Nats have been a little troublesome but very likeY

our Mosquitoes may be as trouble here as they are on Long

Island, when the Showery Season commences but as yet, they

are an evil in / the immagination only As to our acosmodations

here, they are as yet, but indifference, - I 4mw. however, a


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Ambrose Hull to Rev. Seth Hart, June 12, 1805


number of Masons now employed, in building a small airy stone

house of two stories, with necessary out houses of the same

material, which will probably be completed in the course

of next Month My Crop of Cotton &c; promises tollerably -
want
tho, the Season has been ranlher unfavorable tbro /& of rain-

and my land is so situated, that I was under the necessity

of Commencing on the poorest and my gang of hands for this

Season is rather small, having bat ten in the field tho I

have a prospect of shortly adding to their number Abby

joins my love and goodwill for her Sisters yourself and your
since ere
little brood While I am as usual your /A7 friend & bro-

ther -- A. Hull


..- : .- ^ .*.. .: .
N.B. In the close of the letter, with which o'.h.G' d me

by Oapt Fairburn there is a witty sentence, as I suppose

it tho' so far beyond the depths of my satisfacto pene-

tration that I beg leave to return it to the same shrewd

fountain from whence it Viewed -- A. H.





Rev. Seth Hart
Hempstead
Long Islanda I
State of New Yozk


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Elihu Atwater to Rev*. Seth Hart


St Marys June 13th 1806


page 2./


Dear Sir -

Yours of 3d May last came to hand by this days Mail, and I
am very happy it is in my power to afford you some satisfaction

in respect to Miss Hall I can in some degree remove your

anxiety or uneasiness by informing yod that Miss Stella did
according
[4 to the best of my recollection, go from Smyrna to St

Augustine from when she intended going on to Charleston or so me

other port in the States in order to get to her sisters but she

afterwards altered her mind and returned to Smyrna at which place

she remained when I last heard from her, and I can further say

that I think Mr Hull gave me the information when he was here

sometime in FebrY or March last, and that he had left her and
Mrs Hull in good health,---- Mr Hull had then just returned from

Charleston & had been absent for sometime and very ant ous to

return home- I am not positive in regard to the exact time of

his :.jng here but am certain I heard either from him or some

other person that she returned after arriving at Augustine and

gave up this idea of going to see her sister at that time and I

am well convinced my information is perfectly correct --". there-

fore you may reconcile your mind & your accounts / from MrMorgan,

as I have not the least doubt of her being at Smyrna at the time

Mr Hull's letter was dated, or at the present time------

Since writing the abote I have seen Gapt Ladd, who is a near





Elihu Atwater to Rev. Seth Hart, June 13, 1806


page 3./


Neighbour of Mr Hull's, and tells me he left Smyrna about 1g

weeks since, that Mss S. was there then and she and the family

all well and that they had good prospects of a crop that reasons

why Miss Stella did not pursue the voyage as contemplated was

there Capt Ladd had expected to gow with his wife to Charleston

but when the vessel was ready Mr Ladd was taken ill and could not

go, & there being no other female on board Miss S. gave it out,

and he thinks she will not go at all---

Capt Ladd is a gentleman on whom I think I mayQrely and I

believe stands high in the Estimation of Mt Hull --- Gapt L.

is now bound to Savannah before he returns home therefore I

cannot send Mr Hulls letter by him and as several of my letters

to Mr Hull ( & one of them of late date) have been lost or not /

delivered I shall not send it until I find an opportunity which

I shall deem safe at which time I will take pleasure in complying

with your request -- and will be always happy to render you a

similar favour and to hear from you when opportunity and incli-

nation will permit --

I have no news in mind at present to communicate and as it

is now almost dark and our mail goes out this Evening -- I will

close with only observing that I have not the Honor of being post

master -

I am Sir with much Esteem


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Elihu Atwater to Rev. Seth Hart, June 13, 1806 -3-



Your friend & Humble Sevt -


Elihu Atwater


Revd S3 Hart


PS. My Best respects to Mrs Hart and other friends







BltU Atwater to Rev, Seth Hrt


sk Marysa June 13th 180o6


Dear Sir -
i *'. . ,. .
Yours of 3d May lat came to hand by this days Mail, a
am Very happy it is in my power to afford, you some satisfaetioc
in rse ot to miss H11 I oan in eone dee remoovo your

anxiety or uneasiness by info. you that MIsa $Atella did4
according
-/A to the best of my reoolleetion, go from .yp m to 3t
Aulpstlne from when ahe intended going on to Charleston or .nt e
other port in the States in order to mt to her sisters but sht
afterwards altered heor .aind and roetuved to rcyma at which place

she iind when I lat heard from her, and l an frthur say
that I think MUr Hull -gave me the inforzation when he was here

Otime l in fbVY or Maroh laat, and that h had left her and
MV KHull in good health,-- Mr Bull had then Just retuxed f4te
harleston & had been absent for sometime and very exoue to
return .ee.' I am not positive in regard to the exnot time of
kits being here but am certain I heard either from hi or some

other person that she returned after arriving at Augustine and

gave up this idea of going to see heor sister at that time and X

am well oonvinooed my tinfoxmation a perfectly aorrect there-
page 24/ fore yu my reeonile your mind & Y~our accounts / nnrfiov

as I have not the least doubt of her being at .S.ma at the tl I
g? hll*sP lotte-rwas 4atod, or at the rosent time --

Since writing the above I have seen Capt Ladd, who is a nat






lib Atwater to Rev*, Seth Hart, June 130 1806


page


Neighbour of Mr Hull's, and tells me he left 3yrna about 4.

weeks sitnee that Ms S3 was there then and she .and the family
all well and that they had good prospects of a crop that reasons

why Miss Stella did not pursue the voyage as contemplated was

there Capt Ladd had expected to go4 with his wAfe to Obarleston

but when the vessel was'. ready Mr Lad. Was taken, .ll and ooul4d not

go, & there being no other female on board. Miss 3. gave it out,

and he thinks she will not ..go. ,at all .-_--

Capt .Ladd is a gentleman on whom I think I may rely and I

believe stands high in the Estimation of C Hull ---- Oapt L.

is now bound to Savannah before he returns home therefore I
cannot send Mr Hulls letter by him and as several of my letters

k/ to N* Hull.. ( & one of them of late date) have been lost or nt /
delivered I shall not send it until I find an opportunity which
Xi shall deem safe at whiah time I will take pleasure in oomplying

with your request -- and will be always happy to render you a
similar favour and. to hear from you when opportunity and inoli-

nation will permit -

I have no news in mind at present to osamunicate and as it

is now almost dark and our. mail goes out this Evening I will

close with only observing that I have not the Honor of being pos%.

master -

I am Sir with much Eeteur


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Elihu Atwater to Rev. Seth Hart, June 13, l8o6


Your friend & Huwmblo Sevt 4


Elihu Atwater


Rvd S'8 Hart


PS., My Best respects to Mrs Hart and other friends


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A.W. Hull to Sister


New Smyrna June 27t 1805


page 2./


My Dear Sister

I might muster up a variety of apollogies for my long

silence but shall make but one -- and that is my ever insur-

mountable aversions to letter writing I am sorry to say it -

but no poor dog ever entered his neck in a halter with more re-

luctance than I take a pen in hand to write nor did ever a

poor dog receive his liberty and a piece of meat with more plea-

sure than I a letter from a friend and especially from you that

pleasure has long been denied me- for what reason I am unable

to divine unless you consider me out of the world (which it

seems Stella has intimated) and have no more cnoern for my

temporal welfare but you might like a good Catholic put up a

prapyr now & then for my poor soul in purgatory --- I am however

better pleased / with my situation and far more happy than I

ever was in any other the Climate is charming there can be

none finer in the world except Italy which I am told is perfectly

similar What few families there are at present in this settle-

ment are well bred gent4 people North of us is a Mr Kerr &

lady Mr Ormand & lady Mr Munro & lady Mr L. Hardy & lady -

all from Nasau N- Providence they have handsome Plantations

with near a 100 negros each South a few roods is a Capt Ladd

& lady from Portmuth N- Hampshire further s uthward tho' but a

short walk is a Mr Dumant Capt Martin Mr Bretts Madison &c




/ A.W. Hull to her Sister, June 27, 1805 -2-
//


Our House is situated upon a delightful hill surrounded with

Olives (from which I have named the place Olive Mount) and

lined with Groves & avenues of Sour Oranges trees on which wave

Sthe golden fruit throughout the year a few paces in front of

the house which is East runs a river called Hillsborough inter-

page 3./ sectbed with a number of Mangrove / Islands & filid with a variety

of excellent fish the shores are lined with Oysters & the creeks

with clams of the best quality the soft & hard shelled Crab the

latter as large as Lobsters are delicious the oysters are

larger & better than blue points green turtle deer & wild fowl

are very plenty so much for eatables we have four the best

wells of water I ever tasted Out house is built with hewn
large
stone two stories- In the main body of the house are two

rooms one above the other- three double doors & six windows

in each at each end there is a wing turret or tower in

each two handsome bed rooms with three windows The roofs are

flat & terrass'd on which I spend some hours every fair day in

walking & reading and from which we have a charming prospect

of the bar & Ocean North & south of the Island rivers & planta-

tions the latter are till in tght & join except a margin of

wood divides the fields Back we have a most enchanting view of

page 4./ the long extended forreatt, of Pines Pa-is Live Oaks Hicortes / and

am inumerable variety of flowering trees and shrubs among which

are the odoriferous flowering trees by botanists called Magnolia




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page 5.!


Grandeflora in other words the Laurel whose high heads

towering above the rest seem to be looking into future times -

The walks thro' the woods from one plantation to another are

absolutely fascinating they are lined with hedges of sweet

Myrtle with the greatest variety of the most beautiful flowers -

from which the air is constantly perfumed the hyacinth the

Indian creeper the morning glory with a variety of others which

you nurse in your gardens grow wild here & cover the trees --

But I have taken a Znot clear from the top of the -house into

the woods to which I'll return and finish my long letter for

I am heartily tired of it ,& sure you must be -- I cannot how

ever stop yet for when I begin a letter I never know where

to end I think I have said enough of the place & house but

I must ..e..ell you the Scotch here call it a Castle when it is

painted & the Piaza- round it up I think it may be called elegant

for this country .n./

I have not been to St Augustine since we removed here which

was a year last March but hear they are in high spirits in

consequence of a Privateer from there bringing in three rich

English Prizes a ship of 400 tons.a Brig & Sloop laden with rum

wine Peruvian barks flowers rice corn pork beef &c &c I shall

make them a visit this week & as this is the season for dancing

there .*pept to be honored with, some warm balls Stella is

well & received a letter yesterday from tncy dated Jan j by


A.W. Hull to her Sister, June 27, 1805


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A.W. Hull to her Sister, June 27, 1805


page 6./

























page ?./


which she seems in good spirits & very pressing for her to

go to St Martins in consequence of which she has concluded to

go on to Gharlstown from thence take passage for the West

Indies I shall not seal my letter until I arive in Augustine -

I might frequently send you oranges if there w"e any vessil

going to the northward in the season of them------- /



St Augustine July 9?h
Mr Hull SteL la & myself have been here more than a week we

are now waiting for a wind She to sail for Charlstown on her

way to St. Martins We to return tQ our place of banishment

among devouring insects & poisonous reptiles which Nincy men-

tions in her letter with so much horror & which I have not yet

found -- I beg you to write & tell me all & every thing that

concerns you your family & other connections I am extremely

anxious to hear from my dear sister Hannah & child my love

to them Mr Hart & yourdear little bOty who I suppose by this

time are men tell them to write me & I will promise at least

to answer their letters I have had some dependence upon Stellas

writing for me as she has had nothing else to do but shall nQt /

take it upon myself & hope you Will not have so much reason to

complain of the silence of your affectionate sister

A W- Hull



Reverend Seth Hart -
Hempstead Long Island
State New York


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Ambrose Hull to Rev. Seth Hart


New Smyrna August 6th 1806


page 2./





















page 3.-/


Brother Hart

I received last week your letter of the 3d May and Abby

received one from Ruthy at same time, fraught with horrors on

acct of Stella and I must acknowledge, not without reason -

She is still here as you have undoubtedly been informed by

E. Atwater of St. Marys When I wrote you from Charleston

last Winter Whether I mentioned her name or not I sup-

posed she had frequently written Ruthy after she concluded to
last August
return here from AugustineAJ Aand after her return as she had

frequent opportunity Indeed I understood her that she had

written Ruthy before she returned / here from Augustine in

August last but to my utter astonishment When I returned from

Charleston in March, I wgs told she had not written her at all -

her motives for this neglect, are to me inscrutable I have

her to assign them An opportunity offered a few weeks ago -

by which I informed you that she was still here and also men-

tioned that within the year past She had had two offers of

marriage both very advantageous and far beyond anything she

had any right to expect both of which she had seen fit to

trifle with & reject to the utter astonishment of every body

that felt any interest in her welfare Both the gentlemen were

planters from N. Providence and are now established in this

neighbourhood One of them is a man about five & thirty / a very

decent man and an excellent planter he has several plantations






Ambrose Hull to Rev. Seth Hart, August 6, 1806


page 4../





















page 5./


on the Bahama Islands and a very excellent one here pleasantly

situated and has rising of 100 Negroes beside other personals -

his property at a moderate calculation is worth at least $50000 ---

The other is a young gentleman of a gentul education received in

England and a most amiable character with a property worth

at least $20000--What emotions were experienced by Abby & myself-

by such levity in a Sister in her circumstances I shall not

aim at describing- Still she discovers no inclination to leave

this Province nor ever has-- It is true-there are very few

young ladies in the Province except Spaniards & Minorcans but

she has let slip / the most favorable opportunities and instead

of a competent or gent;{ indeed an elegant establishment,- she

has seemed the enviable character of an accomplished Coquet -

and further this deponent saith not We were very glad to hear

from you & yours that you were in health &c; but sorry to

read your expressions of despondency We have experienced little

else but misfortunes & disappointments since we came this way -

Still we do not give up the idea of yet enjoying many of the

good things of this life in the Society of some of our old

friends, & in this neighbourhood especially, should there

be a change of government in any good time You nor Ruthy men-

tion -- nothing of Hannah and no particulars of Nancy &

nothing of Edmund nor poor William -a- / We have no means of

hearing or knowing any thing of them except it be thro' you -


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Ambrose Hull to Rev. Seth Hart, August 6, 18o6


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I beg you will not fail writing us circumstantially of each of

them you mention writing me soon after receiving the line I

wrote you from- Charleston, but it has not come to hand The

last letter we received from you was dated in August last,

previous to the one we have just received of the 3d May. I

jeag7 you will write us more frequently We are anxious to

hear the state of your worldly affairs, and to know the cause

of your despondency by directing your letters to St. Marys to

the care of E. Atwater they will. mst generally come to hand

in the course of a few months Abby joins me in love to Ruthy

& the little tolks while I remain as usual your Sincere friend

& brother - -


A. Hull



Reverend Seth Hart
Iapstead
Long Island
BState of New York







Ambrose Hull to Rev* Seth Hart


New Smyrna Augast 6th 1806


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page 3,/


Brother Hart
I received last week your letter of the 3d May and Abby
received one from Ruthy at same time, fraught with horrors on
aoC. of Stella and I must acknowledge, not without reason-
She is still here as you have undoubtedly been informed by
S, Atwater of St Marys When I wrote you from Charleston
last Winter Whether I mentioned her name or not Z sup-
posed she had frequently written Euthy after she concluded to
last August
return here from Augsuastine/and after her return as she had
frequent opportunity Indeed I understood her that she had
written Ruthy before she returned / here from Augustine in
August last but to my utter astonishment When I returned from

Charleston in March, I woe told she had not written her at all -
her motives for this neglect, are to me inscrutable I have
her to assign them An opportunity offered a few weeks ago -
by which I informed you that she was still here and also men-
tioned that within the year past a She had had two offers of
marriage both very advantageous -* and far beyond anything she
had any right to expect both of which she had seen fit to

trifle with & reject a to the utter astonishment of every body

that felt any interest in her welfare Both the gentlmen were

planters from N, Providenee and are now established in this
neigbbozrood One of thea is a man about five & thirty / a very
4ssent man and an excellent planter he has several plantations






Ambros U Hall to Rev Otbi Bart* August 6* 1806


on the Ihea IZslawAs and a veryv fxo0llent one here pleasantly
situated end bas rising of 100 Xgoesa bealde other peruoa Is
hit property at a Moderate Ocal.oulaton is worth at least $50000 en
The other is a young entlemana of a gentul eduoaUon eOLvod in&
Inla and a most amiable oaharater with a preotorty worth
at least a0004oo-What etaotioas were riq>rlenoed by Abby mmynlt -
by suah levity in a Sister In her eireuatne I shall not
alia at desoribln g Still she disovers no mlinatUon to lennt
thia Proviee -nor oerntreV ib young ladies in the ?rovnaoe exzopt Spaniards & c-rea m-bat
she has ll t stlip / tie aMet f.aorable oppor IUits and instead
of a competent or mental indeed an elegant establlaet 16e
has so 4d the enviable a rafter of an asooaliahoed Coquet
aNd fuitbor this 4epomeat saithi'.. ttt We wrey ry s&la to bear
a, yeu & yeuas that yeou were in health .p but sorry to
"4 yoar expressions of despondamy W6 have xzrertieao-VO little
else but alsfortuneso & diLsappointment since we OaA this y
Still we do naot Oves up the idea of yet enjoying man i of te
gSOd flintgso this life in the Socioty sof e of eOar eOI
friends, & in this, neisbbo irood especially, should t an
be 6 iaa eg-0 -of ittveaat in any ciod ttam Yoaanor *4tUti Wa
tion nothina of ta ad no partt' s of Namey &


he.in orIown any thin ofr thea newt. it be thrpo' you.


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Ambrosoe hBull to Rov. Seth Hart, August 6s i8o6


p#3*


I beg you will not fail writing us oiroumstantially of eaoh of
them you mention writing me soon after receiving the lune I

wrote you from Charleston, but it has not oome to hand The

last letter we received from you was dated in August last5

previous to the one we have Just received of the 3d May. I

5eaj7 you will write us more frequently We are anxious to
hear the state of your worldly affairs, and to know the cause

of your despondency by d4ireoting your letters to St. Marys to

the oare of ER Atwater a they willtAnost generally come to hand

in the course of a few months Abby joins me in love to Ruthy

& the little Colks while I remain an usual your Sinoere friend

& brother -- -

A. Hull



Reverend Seth Hart
.ZtaateofNewYador
Long Island
..tate of New York





Stella Hall to Rev. Seth Hart


New Smyrna 8 Augt 1806


page 2./


Dear Sister Ru

Your letter to Abby we rec'd a few days ago, eaeleeAd inclos'd

in one from Br Hart -- the subject of which was my intended journey

to S Martins and the distress and anxiety which my supposed mis-

fortunes or Death had occasion'd you all -- I was indeed very

much astonished to find you had not heard from, nor of me in

such a length of time and truly grev'd that I had eaus'd you

so much uneasiness -- I should not have attempted going to St M....

had it not been for a letter which I rec from Nancy a few days

previous to my departure for St Augustine dated JanY 1805 in which

I determined to embark, I was however disappointed in obtaining a

passage, the Capt for reasons best known to himself alterd his

course and want on to the Havannah -- no other opportunity offered /

I wrote you in Sept that I had given up the idea of going to St M. ...

and concluded to return back to New Smyrna -- I found there was

so little communication between the Port of Charleston and that

Island it wou'd be extremely difficult to procure a passage from

thence --- it was moreover running a very great risque to venture

out at a time when all American Vessels were liable to capture or

insult from not only French and English but even Spaniards, the

idea of falling into the hands of some infernal pirate was of all

others the most horrid -- I therefore determined as the only pru-

dent step I cou'd take to seek once more the quiet retreat from

which I had first started, when I have remained in Status-quo ever









Stella Hall to Rev. Seth Hart, August 8, 1806


since----- you have undoubtedly been apprized (before this) of

my safety and place of abode as I understand by a letter from

Elihu Atwater that he had given you information to that effect --

I have no means of forwarding a letter to St M.. I therefore /

request you will remember me in yours, and assure our dear Brother

and Sister of my unalterable affection -- where is Hannah and

little Caroline? -- have you heard from Benja or Edmund?- pray

write me all you know concerning them, I have no one else to look

to for any intelligence Abby sends her love to you and has pro-

mised to write the next opportunity -

Your affectionate Sister,

Stella Hull


PS. the general expectation here is that this Provinces of east

and west Florida will be shortly given up the the United States

it is an event ardently wished by more than two thirds of the

inhabitants---

I'm afraid you'll not be able to read this dreadful scrawl I

hope in futer to be furnished with better materials




Revd Seth Hart
New York


3./


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Stella Hall to Rev. 3th Hart


New S8- -a 8 Aut 1806


page 2./


Dear SAoter Rutky
Your letter to Abby we reo'd a few days ag *oaeoee14 inetlos'd
in one from Br Hart -the subject of which was y intended journey
to S Martins and the distress and anxiety htioh my sapposed miLs
fortunes or Death had ocoasiontd you all -I X was indeed very7
mauh astonish;V4d .to find you had not hbeard from nor of me in
such a length of time and truly grev'd that I had omnsd you
so much uneasiness*to I Z hou'd not have attempted aoing to St No**#
had it not been for a letter whith I reod frot Nancy a few days
previous to my departure for St Augustine dated JanY lo0 in whihti
I detemnntd to embark# I was however disappointed in obtaining a
passage, the Oapt for reasons beat known to himself altered his
course and want on to the Havannah -* no other opportunity offered /
I wrote you in S-opt that I had given up the idea of jipng to St MeN..
and concluded to return back to New S as i found there was
so little oa nation between the Port of Charleton and that
Island it woud be extremly difficult to proaure a passage from
thenoe -- it was moreover ruling a very great riaxqe to venture
out at a time when all American Veossels were liable to captureo or
insult from not only Prenach and English but even Spaniards, the
.idea of falling into the hands of some inernal pirate was of all
others the most horrid -- I therefore deteramin'd as the only pru-
dent step I eoutd take to seek once more the qaiet retreat from
whieh I had first started, when I have remind in Statuasquo ever








/ Stella Hall to RTev* Seth. Hart, Auut 8, 1806

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5iRnoe---- you have undoubtedly been apprised (before this) of

my safety and place of abode as I understand by a letter from
4.
Elhu Atwater that he had given you information to that effect -

I have no means of forwarding a letter to St ?,. I therefore /

request you will remember me in yours, and assure our dear Brother

and Sister of my unalterable affection -- where is Hannah and

little Caroline? e- have you beard from Benja or Edmund?- pray

write me all you know concerning them, I have no one else to look

to for any intelligence Abby sends her love to you and has pro.

mised to write the next opportunity --

Your affectionate Sister,

Stella Hull

PS, the general expectation here is that this Provinces of east

and west Florida will be shortly given up the the United States

it is an event ardently wisht'd by more than two thirds of the

inhabitants---a

I'm afraid you'll not be able to read this dreadful scrawl -

hope in futer to be furnished with better materials


aevd Seth Hart
Now


42.


A'







Stella HIll to her Sister


New Smyrna May 25 18o8 --


page 2./


Dear Sister Ruthy---

Your letter of the 22d of Decr- with one enclosed from

Nancy I have received -- it is the only information respecting

any of our Family that has reached us since we left N. York-- I

know not what to think of our Sister Nancys letter -- that she

should have remained so long ignorant of the situation of all

her Family connections appears strange indeed, I have no means

of forwarding al letter onto her from this place -- and it seems

to be a pretty difficult matter to find a direct conveyance to

St Martins from any place --

I am very impatient to hear once again from your quarter

of the World and am much surprised and not a little hurt that

I have not had the satisfaction as yet, of a single line from

our Sister Hannah or Brother Edmund -- I have written repeatedly

to them as well as yourself since we arrived in Florida -- and

really think I have some reason to / complain of the neglect of

Friends that are so near and dear to me -- and who cannot but

be sensible how much it is in their power to contribute to my

happiness in this particular, and that it cannot fail to afford

me inexpressible pleasure to hear frequently of their Health and

Prosperity ...

I am very desirous to hear from Edmund, and to know how he

has disposed of himself as he did not appear altogether detenuin'd
d
when we left Hnmp what course to persue -- I wrote him sometime




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in JantY and endeavored to persuade him to make us a visit -- as

it must now be very dull in the United States, I think he had

better try his Fortune this way -- at any rate he may come and

see us without any great sacrifice of time or money -- and he

will then be enabled to judge for himself what can be done --

I wou'd not be understood that the times are very bright and

likely with us --- but we are jogging on in a sober quiet manner,

and trust that with the smiles of a good Providence our 5ersevering

/ persevering Industry we shall be able in a few years to acquire

an Estate sufficient to support us through life (not in splendour)

but in ease and independence -- it is a great point gained when

we can bend our desires to our circumstances when we are so far

contented with our condition that we can enjoy all the good; and

pass lightly over the evil that happens to fall in our way --

Yet how many miserable beings there are who seemingly in the

possession of every Earthly blessing -- are not capable,- are

not wise enough to enjoy any thing, but go on growling and

marking to the end of the chapter -- but enough --

I must now inform you that I send this letter by William

Hull who is going on to Connectt with his Br. Abiather by way

of N. York if a passage can be obtained to that place if not via.

Charleston Mr Hull is writing by this conveyance to Mr Hart -

he joins me in love to you and all our Brothers and Nephews and

Sister Hannah-


Stella HMJl to her Sister, May 25, 1808


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Stella HdIl to her Sister, May 25, 1808


Yours Affectionately

Stella HIll


page 4./


/ PS. I wish you to desire Br Edmund, or Cousin William or some

one of your household, to examine at Waits Lottery Office in

Maiden'Lane, the fate of a Ticket which I hold in St Marys

College Lottery Baltimore -- the number 7028. you see I'm still

dabler in a game of hazard it is well enough now and then to

try Fortunes caprice, she may by chance throw something in ones

way -- you will write me soon, I have a right to expect so at

least



LThe following was written in the left margin

We desire to be respectfully remembered to Mr Moors Family.


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Steolla Ha l to her Sister


ew *m r-a May Z.W l858 oe


page 2.


Dear Sister Ruthy-,.:,
Your letter of thbe 22 of DeeL.- with one enclosed from
y I have reooeiveod -. it is the only information respoti ng
eYy of our aly that has reah"'4 us sineo we left York-.z I
know not what to think of our Sister Hanoye letter -- that sh
thou4d have remind so ong ignorant of the situation of all
her family eoneettons appears range indooed I have no means
of forwarding letter onto hep tfom this pUlaeo -and it seema
to He a pretty difficult matter to find a direct eonveyaneq to
St. artin# from any place m"*
I a.a very impatient to hear onsoe again froan your quarter
of the World. and am nAsh urpried and not a little hurt that
I hare not had the eatistastion as yet, of a single line from
our Sister HaI or Br She Ndn + I have written repeatedly
to them as vel as yourself siane we arrivt'd in Florida .and
x".lly t I have tmse rean to / omplain of th neglect of

fiends that are so near and dear to me o. and who cannot buat
be sensible Mhow U h it i in their power to contribute to my

happiness S.n this parti-ular, a that it cannot tail to afford
m inexpresaible pleasure to hear frequently of their Health ant
Prosperity -
I sm very d.esirous to hear from ,isX *t to Iknov how heo
has disposed of *oelf as he d44 not appear altogether deteoriatd
4
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StelaU Hall to her Sitaer May 25, X808


page ,/


in JanT and endeavor'd to persuade hi to make us a visit as
it must now bo very dull in the nited tStates, X think he had
better try his Fortune thlS way I at any rate he say so aand
see us without any at sariftoe of tie or money and he
will then be enabled to Judg for Ihtlf what an be don* --
I waoutd not be understood that the ms are very bright and
lifely with us i- but we are Jogging on in a sober quiet annei*
*ad trust that with the oIs of a good Providenoe our 5ewsevewinsj
/ pefeverizg dstry we Uall be able in a few years to acquire
an Bftate suffloient to support us throu t life (not in splentowu)

but ALn eae and indepeneneo -- it is a tt point gained when
w oan bend our dea res to our iowMMstnoes when we are so far

contented with ou condition that we can enjoy all the good; and
.* f -
pass lightly over the ovti thatg happens to tall in our way -
Yet how many m tsorable bengs there are who see m ly in the
posesosion of every rthly bleaing are not capables- atW
not wise enough to enjoy any thing, but Sgo on w and

marking to the end of the chapter but Meno -
I mat now infon ytou that I send this letter by William
Bull who is going on to ConneOtt with hisO r* Abiat'her by way

of NYork if a passage oan be obtained to that plaee if not via#

harleston Mr' Bll is writing by tbhiAs onveyane to R M Hart -
he joins ae in love to you and all our Bnothwrs ant Nephews ant
Sister -anh*


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Stefla Hall to her atsterf May 2 l5,18086


pase tv/


Yours Afftotlocafely
Stolla .4.11


/ P8I X wish you to desIre Vo" ,ot ouetx Wtl34qz ow
one of -ou household, to oxex e at WaLts tw Lottery Otie ..
Maiden Lane, the fate o. a TIoket which I hold in St v s
Pellege Lottery. Balttmsre the oer 7028, you no* I*ma still
dabler In a g pn of haaa. it is vOll enough now and then to
try Fortunes eapri"e, She Way by tune thr3- thing Lu ones
way 4* you w vil. wrIte men spon, I have a right toe xpoot so at
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Stella Hill to her Sister


New Smyrna Apr 3d 1809


page 2./


Dear Sister Ruthy,

I imbrace the opportunity that now offers of writing you

a few lines by Br Edmund who is on the Wing for your place

of residence I am extremely sorry that it is not in our power

to detain him longer with us -- but he seems determined on trying

his fortune in the Western part of your State, in the neighborhood

of Br William and I sincerely hope his success will answer his

expectations his society will be very consoling to oun unfor-

tunate Brother in his lonely situation- and that idea re-
to
conciles me in a great measure the loss we shall sustain by

his departure-- I have lately reoeiv'd a letter from you dated

AugSt 29th which is the only one I have to acknowledge from any /

of our Family in twelve Months -- I am indiscribably anxious

to hear from you, and particularly from Sister Hannah as you

mentioned her being in a critical state of health -- I hope and

sincerely pray that she may now be well, and with the happiest

prospects -- I was very glad to hear that your prospects were so

favourable, and I really hope that in order to enjoy the benefits
to
thereof you are more attentive your health than you used to

be as for our prospects they are not quite as encouraging as

I cou'd wish, but bad as they are we are not yet on the forlorn

hope Fortune has long frowned upon us and she still knits her

brows but so long as we are permitted by the blessing of Heaven






Stella HWll to her Sister, April 3, 1809


to enjoy health and provide comfortably for our dear little

age 3./ Babe we shall not repine-- /

You have undoubtedly heard before now of our family addition --

but to disoribe the endearing quallities the pretty looks, and

playfullness of my little Mary a Mother cou'd not do her jus-

tice on a whole sheet of paper, I must therefore refer you to

Brother Edmund for particulars as I believe he thinks her if

not one of the handsomest, at least one of the best children

in the world, she is about eight months old and in the midst

of teething, but with very little difficulty Mr Hull appears

to be as fond of her as a reasonable Father should be of such

a child --

I should be much pleased to make you a visit this season

cou'd we do so with propriety, but it seems to be absolutely

necessary for us to continue here this season whatever we may

think proper to do the next if it should please God to prolong

page 4./ our lives / till then should my dear Nancy and Br Benja happen

to pay you a visit this summer, I shall expect to have the

earliest notice thereof, that I may at least have the satisfaction

of knowing in what part of the world they exist if I must be

denied the happiness of seeing them I take it rather unkindly

that sister Hannah has not taken the trouble to drop me a single

line, and so you may tell her, and give my love to her at the

same time, and to her sweet little Caroline -- remember me


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Stella HAll to her Sister, April 3, 1809 -3-



affectionately to your good Husband and dear Children and

believe me -

Yours Unalterably,

Stella Hull







stells Hall to her Sister


Nw ow Ap 3d 1809


page /


Dear Slster Ruthy
2 ibrao the opportunity that now oftera ot writing you
a few linea by Br11 d who is Son the Wing for your plase
of residence I am extrely sorry that it is not in our power
to detain hiM longer with uw e but he aees a deteo ind o trying
his fortune in the western part of your Stateo iLn the neighborhood
of 9 William and I sincerely hope hias uo.a* will answer his
expectations his society wil, be vory consoling to @sW unfor.
tuate Brother f in his lonely tuatiOn end tsha0t idea .ro
to
ootniles me in a great masour the loss we shall austain by
his departur-o I have lately reooeiv'd a letter tro you dated
AuSt 29th which is the only one I have to aoknowledga fro any /
of our Family in twelve Months I aam indtseribably anxious
to hear from you, and particularly .from Sister Hannah as you
antionud' her being in a eritieal tate of health hope and
sincerely pray that she may now be well sand with the happiest
5g 0S t -o o was very glad to hear that your proaspeota were so
favourabieo ad I really hope that in order to enjoy the benefits
to
thereof you A se aore attentive your health than you u'e4d to
be as for our prospeots thy are not quite as Inooraging "a
I oou'4 wish but bad as they are we are not yet on the forlorn
e- Fortune has long frown upon us and Aho s til kait hoper
brows e but so long as we are permitted by the blessing of Leaven











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Stella all to her Saister, April 3, 1809 -2-



to enjoy health nd provide eoafortably for our dear little
Sabe wes ahal not tepiae -- /
You have undoubtedly heb1 before now of our faIly addition .
but to diseribe th endearing quallitiee the prOtty looks, sad
play allneas of little May a Mother oou4 not 4do heNr ju
tflee on a whole 8heet of paper I mst tbherefore ftier you to
Bnother Bd d for partioulars as I believe he Ithiks her ift
not one of the andoest, at least one of the bet shiltdeNa
I the world, sbh is about eight Ia old and in m amiat
of teethinge but with very little diffi oulty Mr tull appears
to beas fond of her as a reasonable Pathe*r shod be of aoh
a chlil --d
X should be oh pleased to make you a visit this season
eoud we do so with propriety, but it seems to be absolutely
necessary for us to eonatue hoer this season whatever we may
think psopr to 4* the vzxt if it should please AkA to prolong
OUr lives / till then aho'd my and B BSenja happen
to pay you t visit this r, i s hall expoo t to have the
earliest notiee thenofs that 1 may at least have the aatisafetion
of knowing AR what part of teworld they exist if I neat be
,enied the happine ssof seeing thea t-2 it rather unkindly
that sister Hanna has not taken the trouble to drop -e a single
1ine, and so you may teln her, and give my love to hew at the
same time, snd to her mweet little Qaroline -- a e.ber no








Etolla Hall to her Sister, April 3, 1809 3,
.


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    Stella HtIl to her Sister


    St. Augustine May 19th 1810


    page 2./


    Dear Sister Ruthy

    I have delay'd writing you for a length of time -- as we

    were expecting every week to come to Augustine to which place

    we have at length removed, and where we calculate to spend the

    Season -- our Plantation at Smyrna goes on as usual, Mr Hull has

    hir'd an Overseer to superintend the place in his absence- we

    made a good crop the last season which has long since been

    prepared for Market- but have not been able to dispose of it as

    yet In the present perplexed state of things here it is im-

    possible to make any new arrangements in the way of business --

    we can only wait and see what will be the final issue of the

    great Patriotic struggle -- and the consequent disposition of

    these Provinces we shall then be able to judge what course to

    persue we do not calculate to remain here after this season,

    unless a favourable change takes place -- now all is doubt and

    uncertainty / there are various conjectures concerning our poli-

    tical destiny some are of opinion that we shall come under the

    influence of the English Goverment others say the Mexican and

    some are sanguine in the opinion that we shall at last breathe

    tie air of Freedom, under the protecting wings of the American

    Eagle ----

    It appears from some late accounts that the Island of St

    Martins is in the hand of the British -- which has opened a

    communication with the Island of New Providence -- as we have






    Stella HIll to her Sister, May 19, 1810


    considerable intercourse with the latter, I think it strange

    that we hear nothing from Nancy -- it is better than twelve

    months since Charles was in Augustine -- he promils:d to write

    immediately on his return -- as we have had no notice from him -

    we have been left to painful conjecture -- I know not what to

    think of Hempstead it is almost two years since I have recei'd

    a line from that quarter -- Edmund wrote from Norwich in June

    last that he was then on the eve of his departure for Demerary -- /

    his letter also contained some interesting family intelligence -

    it informed us that sister's Hannah and Ruthyhad introduced two
    little Daughters
    fine yeuag-iadiee into the family, the news gave me a great deal

    of pleasure, and took the earliest of opportunity of congratulating

    you both on the occasion -- you seem however inclined to observe

    a profound silence on that as well as every other subject --

    whatever your reasons may be for so doing, I cannot conceive they

    are altogether justifiable on christian ground I'm sure they are

    not --- I have felt extremely hurt I assure you but I forbear

    to complain -- I hope you are all well -- I wish much to hear from

    you, and more to see you -- particularly your little girl -- may

    you behold in her all that a fond Mother cou'd wish -- and find

    your maternal care and solicitude amply repaid by the innocent

    prattle and daily improvement of an affectionate good little child --

    I understand that Mr Whiting has removed to New York, which I

    think must be a very pleasing circumstance to you as well as

    Sister H..h give my love to her with a kiss for her little Baby --


    page 3/


    -2-









    Stella Hll to her Sister, May 19, 1810


    4./ remember me likewise to Br Whiting -- /

    Mr Hull desires to be affectionately remembered to you and

    yours---

    Your Sister, Stella Hull --



    NB. BrEd informed me that Mr Hart had exchanged my low prize

    Ticket in the Baltimore Lottery which I sent on to him for Ticket

    N 12024 in the B. River Lottery which was drawn the last season -

    the event of which I have not yet heard


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    Stfla Hall to hor Sister


    St3 A etine ay l9J j.,10


    page 2,/


    DeOar Sister Nutty
    I have delayed writing you for a length of time .- as a
    were expecting every week to some to Augustine to which place
    we have at ngth removed, and where we calculate to spend the
    Season -our Plantation at Smyrna goes on as usual. iP lfl has
    hArd an Ovoerseer to superintend the place in his absenceS we
    made & good orop the last season whioh has long sAincoe been
    prepared for Market- ba t have not been able to dispose of it as
    yet iln the present perplex'd state of things here it i i
    possible to ake any new arranemaont in the way of business O
    we can only wait and ee what will be the final issue of the
    grat Patriotic strule I and the eonsequent disposition of
    these Provine. we shall then be able to judge what course to
    perMue *- we do not O&lOulate to reain hare after this season.
    zaele a favourable *e takes place .- now all is doubt and
    unertalit.y / there a r O varioua conjeotureos cocoemtg nU r pelto

    toeal destiny aome are of opinion that we shall eoae under the
    influence of the fnaish Oovennnt others Say the Mexican and
    *o, are sanAguine in the oISIon that we shall at last breathe
    e, air of Freedom, under tbhe protecting wings of the American
    Iale ---"
    Xt appears twos as.fl lato accounts that the Island of St
    Mfrinsa in the an-of the ,Brtish uwhic, has ea'4 a
    co~cation with the Iasland of En Previtefe -- a5 we have






    StelU Hall to her Sister, May 19, 1810


    pag 3,


    considerablee intercourse with the latter, I think it strange
    that we hear nothing from anoy- it is better than twelve

    months since Charles was in Augustine he promis'-d to write

    immediately on his return -- as we have had no notice from b h
    we have been left to painful conjecture .. I know not what tp

    think of Hempstead it is almost two years since I have resei'4d
    a line from that quarter -- Eduntd wrote from Norwich in June

    last that he was ,then on the eve of his departure for Demerary -, /

    his letter also eontaina'd some interesting family intelligence -

    it informn'd us that sisters Hannah and Ruthyhad introduced two
    little Daughters
    fine yeae4a-dien into the family, the news gave me a great deal

    of pleasure, and took the earliest of opportunity of congratulatiag

    you both on the occasion you seem however inolin'd to observe

    a profound silence on that as well as every other subjee4 -

    Whatever your reasons may be for so doing, I camot oneeilve they

    are altogether justifiable on christian ground I'm sure they are
    not --- I have felt extremely hurt I assure you but I forbear

    to complain --" I hope you are all well I wish auch to hear fr m

    you, and more to see you -- particularly your little girl wm ay
    you behold in her all that a fond Mother cou'd wish. and find

    your maternal care and solicitude amply repaid by the innocent

    prattle and daily improvement of an affection*e good little ohild
    I understand that Mr Whiting has removed to New Ygrk, which I

    thick uast be a very pleasing otrewmstanee to you as well as

    Sister H.,h give my love to her with a k!iss for her little Bby .-


    ,*2-.








    StllaU Hall to 'br Sister, fty 19, 1810


    &./ remember me likewise to Br Whiting -- /
    Mr Hull desires to be affectionately reaember'd to you and
    yours---

    Your Saister, Stella Hull -l


    NB, BrEd infonrmtd me that Mr Hart had oxchang'd my low praise

    Ticket in the Baltimore Lottery which Z sent on to himt for Ticket

    N2 12024 in the Be River Lottery which was drawn the last season
    the event of whloh I have not yet heard


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    pt *i 4n t a peost opUaplxa4 state ta toht v : h*ro It to Am*
    e ws ask 0-4 S.w n ea W-4s.& ts In tbs Way Of bvU asI 000t
    ta tl u ly waf Itd t otwtat wila bo ^ nay% "- of t W
    y atr.o!cio 1t, e0 rt0 and the aona -net dOfis*#14on of
    taPp troa then N ablm to jpt^o L %ba atOOM to
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    meartainty /theot^ a" variytous eOM406tufts P-aom~ orpL.
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    that S bear 0 inw As akt Lt 19A- better thvn t tWO
    fi tha .ol** fhev8es was i-n A uvatine 4*A- h prOTaid to wri ts
    Lat-anely hiU .e u aw we have -md no notle* fir" his
    bew b 2st lqtt to 4'in Il oonjoatura wo *t -I IM" Ab&t to
    think of sHtMOaoad it Li aiaosat two Yar. *,&a* Ive IO


    ,at *- that he "a thn ton i e-b ofd hil s"M for Dmewn .,/
    *.o Uttter also eon-a, d : o2a1 itntepesnti;n fmt.ly tn.,III.ee ,,
    It tafor'd usas tt #astor4 'Ia>nW f a t4. tthyf tat
    a. t Du intO V tR
    Sf0IaoV A. ito hei nf La.#Y th newn save a.d. & mat e 1
    -Oa pXl.Miiro .sad- took the ,,1oalU t of opportunity t.f wagnIrtuXMi,"
    yoa ',tt.i n ,s*"t a os~ou om w- you *4**a Leoveo rio -Uud to obaom
    a pro-ud tos it on t tha. weOl as evry other uti ft
    iftaitever-". tar reason my be bfor so ,doui.g I .amot eouftlye they
    a& atle. thAer jst.rttiable.*a m hristi an g 4L0o oua sar* the y"
    Aot 1-4 i 01"dvei -toIt Oxt..4-0ly It Vrt I &$ure you but It forbeas
    too APlftn *la I -hope YOA Ua all We0 Z 404 1 wish =4 h to luar roa
    you# and so to so* you 0 prttio alarly your little girl w.* I 4y
    you b. old to r al1 that and *otbor ot Vtdth an d f-rd
    r watIOmatel f and soli-oltoud ai.lyr itpa by th i.i it
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    NB $ull di m 44r o b. affatiott tely V#d to you


    'four astioro Stella Hail 4*0


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    Tiokwt In the .IaItita *ottetry whieh I Oanf on to Uiu ror wTli.i4
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    the vent of wh'-oh I have not yet aoard


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    Ambrose Hull to Seth Hart


    St Augustine 18-b Feby 1812--


    Brother Hart -

    Your favor of the 13" Mt of brotherly enquiries & communi-

    cations was received last evening, and perused with many pleasurable

    sensations And to Aow you that I am-equally well disposed to a

    renewal of brotherly correspondence I embrace this early op-

    portunity of conveying a line even towards you ....

    It is true, there has been a lengthy lapse of time since we

    have been favored with a line from you or your family, or any one

    of that connection Altho' I hgd written you occasionally, as

    had Stella her two eldest sisters -- invariably unanswered --

    For the last twelve Months, I have not written you, to my

    recollection

    Time & distance were beginning to erase former impressions, -

    and later scenes & connections are succeeding to those which have

    passed away.----

    I have no correspondent in your quarter of the world, but

    my sister -- in a letter of hers of the date of Sept last we had

    the pe asure of being informed that you & some of your family had

    recently passed that way, were well &c;
    source
    It will always be a of sincere satisfaction to me, brother

    Hart, to hear of you, as well as from you, & especially of / the

    prosperity of yourself & family, in which I can truly say, I

    have ever felt an unfeigned interest ---And it gives me real


    page 2./





    Ambrose Hull to Seth Hart, February 18, 1812


    page 3./


    pleasure to be informed that your prospects are brightening, and

    that you have, already, so ample a competency so well assured --

    and also, that your sons (God bless & preserve them) bid so fair

    to become useful & ornamental to themselves & family -- not for-

    getting the dear little after crop to enliven your tender &

    pleasurable solicitudes-----

    As to my own little family, aside of the past, no man can

    be more fortunate or happy in a most ammiable wife, and most

    excellent Mother of two fine little daughters -- Mary Street,

    and Carolina Augustina Antonia Arredondo the oldest is con-

    siderably advanced in her fourth year, and the youngest in her

    second- And altho' initiated members of the Catholic and traly

    Apostolic Church, I hope our good protestant Sisters, will

    consider them no less entitled to their charitable good wishes -

    I experienced some considerable losses of property & other

    difficulties for a time after I returned from the Northward, as

    you have been informed but my affairs have since taken a more

    favorable turn --

    I have shipd, upwards of one hundred Bales of Cotten within

    a few weeks past, a considerable production of which, had been

    long on hand, & altho the markets are still moderate, it will

    probably / nett me a handsome amt, payable quarterly -- And have

    lately obtained titles in fee simple, from this government, to


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    Ambrose Hull to Seth Hart, February 18, 1812


    an estate in lands, which, in the event of the political change,

    so long contemplated, will probably be a competent security, at

    least, for the common necessities of my little family---

    We anticipate, at times, the satisfaction of again visiting

    our northern friends, but the difficulties which present them-

    selves, on such, particularly as it respects our little brood

    with necessary attendants, unless we could have a direct conveyance

    from this to N.York, which seldom occurs, that we continue to

    pospone it -- and as to removing, much further northward, at

    my time of life, after having been so long accustomed to a milder

    climate, is an idea, that I have not letterly indulged

    You have no doubt considered yourself more particularly neg-

    lected by me, on the sum of my pecuniary obligations to you and

    I confess, with apparent reason -- tho' I have been more perplexed

    in the subject than I ever was, on any other of the kind It has

    not been for a length of time past, / because it was difficult or

    inconvenient for me to show that amt, or that my accustomed views

    or impressions on the subject of punctuality had forsaken me -

    but the utter impossibility of conveying that sum to you, for

    want of opportunity & a suitable medium I returned last week

    from St. Marys & Amelia Island, at both of which places I received
    considerable sums of money and during my stay there which was

    nearly three weeks, I tried my utmost to procure Bank notes to

    the acct of your dun, to enclose on to you & could not obtain

    them The circulating Medium both here and there, is almost solely


    page ko/


    -3-









    Ambrose Hull to Seth Hart, February 18, 1812


    Spanish gold, in which there is a considerable loss in remitting

    further North, in consequence of whib4t, every description of

    Bank paper is greedily snatched up for the purchase of remit-

    tances Some expedient, however, shall be shortly concerted

    & executed to the effort of discharging this long, & uninten-

    tionally protracted obligation Your sister Stella desires to

    be very affectionately remembered to her Sister Ruthy & yourself- -

    While I am, as ever, your Sincerely, affectionate brother -


    Ambrose Hull








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    ostlo we* rno e olvIat l revmsainw and wpith aayw pleaaapbl.e
    teniu Lmaw An to w you tha* ntX *e a ael ly well Uponed toa
    ronelot brot-arl- oore?te l A $1 vo this oarly p.
    portmity of eotang-a U linwonen tmoids you mo
    It is tr a taye ta bn a lgthy lap or ttae 1in e
    hwve be66 wfvowoed with a line from yoa or your ftmLly or any ow
    of that ooaatolon Alt :I4tad written yw onaX4amwlgy, 4a
    had $t3Ia hor t ta e at states n ln avartabty a"-*
    v the Ulst 1twfl-v ,ZontiAa X aa Ift not wrttan y040 to qa






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    lo *UttVr AtS in i otter ot hIvnr of tt daet oo &WIL Ust & s bad
    tho p1ls UP of' b in Wttfod, tbat yu & saw of your tzaily bad
    r It WIl always bW a f at. n uam* ttafteotan to ae# brottr
    art# to abotr t ye# zas 0 f1le a f &.*,peoaiiSy ot /t Of
    r!~optt5 at sitpX & iv.l^ to wbtah 2 efta tn1ly eq, I
    Mew. wn Nit an ta~~ flr enAid It ains -f mwat


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    'plasu3 to Intomad that oew proaspetea e bri htmnAnu x
    that ym ve., a l" dy* so anle oa tatena So well aa.red u .
    and also, thet ur sons r (Od bleass prea.nrve ) bid o atJr
    t.Woo 'Ue~ie uaell 4 Osma~ainil to the^<&le ftally 4" zUa ta?
    .. n:.t tap
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    b~e moretort 4ut owor b mid azost 1KIdbX o witN, and maot
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    AM 410 ittatd a oft te oathbofUO tnty
    ApostoflIe O ptefla hopt our good protoot*-a Sistens#, wlXL
    oastdovtbom no to*# 1. tl4 to theit hlmaritable Wad wtsha
    I wtpKono" so Oamitdumble I**a" at pnperty oft
    diffoum&. for a -tio. -after X Votmopd ftw.a% %ho No-twr^
    to uiatL. sa Wo-aied but t ay awl4 bav te E *a
    aq fvable t Us% 0*.
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    a t kw wak past, at eccattenble Fre ion of wticabtob, bat ba
    l~m^ n hadt ^ ath the markots sti n ll adr ^ U
    lofton ad.,t*IotbenWtorstfl *n t.,ttw1

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    an Ostt it l Uands .Uirt in, th. r mt of th poilttoal eaAt^p
    so Ima ootamlatet *wtfl Probably bo a it steout B Ity, at
    I1.%t, t forx tho tn no-aGOOlttn of y little fatwly
    e antloipate, at ti*, the satteftaotlo of in witS
    our norfrn friondss, w bat thn dtttrstulfttn with pneawat tAi
    I,,,ta, on vt p trimurly as it respost our lIttle b
    with sa try atteond&nts, uwlsaO wo oeuld bavn a dineS1a oomiroaw
    tKhi to WYsrkl to 34 o 5, * that we soatlne b@
    ""OWpt I t #M ad a s Q. ^owvl U19 06h furthlp oor 40PU rd at
    Ory U'"iti Of lUra* Odte bAvWIn b*Oa 00 U046 IMOOM4oie tO 61 MalU
    *XMa te&s ai t14".# thxtZ I ba not lftorlyi? izdUlged
    You bave no doubt rld yowurolt srep pertocularly aogr
    in' by we# f onc th. sa'a of My pe sotty obltiaStona to 7" a
    I >ftosa wittha" r.roent reaIab 1wt I bavo bow Mrs peipl
    in t*o subject ttbn I *vr waao any othor of ttb a4n d t .1tnb
    not tboo t foas hn of tuw p.tU toauns It S e dftfttcult or
    icoinvunlt ftp as to shm that teS or te t Say aSto viwS
    or n tat tSe utter I.posaubloitty of t UM t YOL4 for
    a* of ^porttwify ^as uttabl, Zwla *Xrtnu 4XatwebsN


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    / Spantao go14, in wtdat thern is a oonsiderable Laos in r mittt
    furtier Vt U Xi *ona'uquesnc of Wtio,. e 4rrytnttoa at
    D Bank paper Is viedily Ratoahed up fw rr the pstWO." So rof io
    tatoos 3=O. Oxl*filOflt, bfowvr# shall be short ly e0n t fled
    it o Ut~4od to the effort of atch-irtins thiS long# & uintzw t
    ti ,fllr protswatod obligation e V -ater Ztolla dealreS to
    be v7r0W ftfattOctt*a2ttOli re 0rb~r m4il1 1 4" 4.4 -over, yoar Stnee*ly, arocttot mte brother a






    Ambros*e Ekll to -Seth Hart


    St AugastInL 18#b V* xl2-18


    favor of the 131 bI t of brotherly eaquiries toehae s
    cation ftws et*Lied last evenings and perused with way pleasurble
    ton-m tAnd o you that I an equally well idtposed to a
    * il of brotherly cornsrease. I race this earlyy opo
    po.- ntA y of oonvoytang S linet even .rds y nou
    it is tru there has been a lengthy lapse of tio Asinoe we
    have been favored th a line fret you or your family, or any one
    of that oonneot ton Alt I hd written yaou ooeaaionally, a
    had Stel.ls her two e14.t4 sat r* invariably unansavert e
    Ptr the lest tWelve t onta, X have not written you, to nay
    nooleoll ion
    TW& disdaot wre beglauLg to erase fbnro repeloai., .
    ea late Uenesa & onetions are saUoeoftdig to tihoe Wth have
    p~iesd wrayol---
    I have no oornsp mt in your carter of the world, tut
    iqr siter n a letter of hern of the date of Sep last w had
    the pab sure of being infoad that you & soae of your faily h"t
    resoaontly passed that may were well &o|
    It will aayse be a of ainerse sattstaotion to uMe brother
    Hart, 1,to ar ot *oasw 0e11 a foem yo t *a& pO e.a Ofl /the
    p roWp.ity of yourself. family, in whtOh I ent tnly Wsq I
    hAVe ever felt an1 wifeigas ltenet -sitlU it give -* nai


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    Oafboe fil to S0h Ste p buryl X18B 0l l


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    plemure to be In mod that your prospeots ape brlhtm g eat
    *that you save, alad o aaple 9 0cinpet. so well re u t. .
    nd also, lothat your .ons 4blesa & ppors.eroe ) bj44 o ftir
    to o b"O" useftll &o mfmt to the *lves& ly not, for*
    getting the dor lUttle after to eava yr towder &
    pleasurable solicit a----
    As to urr on little fatly, SRld* of tbo past# no amam,
    be move fortunate or barpy in a aiost able witso oad t
    exoeeleat *tther of titt fine Ule dau fatere ^- WWy S$ Ot,
    rnd arolina Auati-na Anton-ta Ar"dou so w the l.d.t ,

    $:id*abl~y &ad6nd. in heftr fOurtA yeoy# #Ad the yoiagost, Itt iar
    Sqq And &-tteo1s laifft~ti oeroo the QathbUo tn ly
    Apostofl-e ,Mu, -I hop, a W good ptotos .ent S10te We will
    a de thei t o less nttled t o their rhartable ieods W*bos
    J exp-OIOeno *sla.tderable loses of propery & othr
    d1ftioalttet for a af w tU d t
    9you have been infod btt fain ave ste a$ & 4o
    favorpeble turn
    I n ,adofn
    I have sltp^ upward of ote hndr,4 BeX of Cott" w.th .
    a few eks pot, a eonsderable P tion of Whi, ba& boen
    lmo on hnd & altho the varets ae till aonoto, il will v
    pAobably / B ha a TPayable quarterly An- ave

    Utatly obtaid ttitestantoeo ft le* fra this aofiazt *to


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    vase lull to 36tflt Nrt, Ptbruary z6# 1812


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    an o*tat. in lands, whloh in the ,ewint of at o oh
    so LOa oonteaplated, will probably be a oopent ltourity#, at
    laest, for the o*=m neoesuti,,es of U little tsily -,


    You have, no 4oubt e onidod y *elf Imot e p&rtioualarly War
    leoad byt meo on ate he o p nwy eePmlary oblistie to m stn
    I *Outess, with appwent "ason hoe I have boea mo piptEl
    in the subjeIfe thve x wr 'a., on my other of th 4a t rd I 1t be.
    not be foro t a gt of taa posttt / b"a40 9eit dl"nfinul ov
    Aenuvanienat to f to s *bow tat *1# or that ay a iews
    or nproasonas on nt ublot o.t punetuality bad forskon 0
    but tn utteor impotsIbIllty o.ef o00" ln tat f to y7" for
    w ot of pportwaty & a suitable Xia r eturrwd4 last nvk
    fm St*. iar6& a ataee ,an4# I a both of w pieh plae I p tivd
    *mal~doftbla *Mae of, Iaoo 0. .0.0 durin-g aw S~tay thavo -wiebh
    .norA7 luy woedr yste<. tpodA my utfQOt 9 proewo . nofto

    tus *eA 4 of yrlunV to *erln 0 to a & -oould not Obtaia
    he Ti eir-Uti i mom both ho, "a dtbm, i aost 8olnly


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    Aabrosa Mull to Seth Hart, NtbraY t, 1.t, a V



    palh go1d, 4 Iwhieh ho 1s a ooasidora.ble loss in remItlg ,
    or MorthA In .oosnn quwuno of u hO, eve,4 4deonriptoa aor
    pV aper Is 1odtly watah4ed up for t-he puretha.se of .f "a$
    tm ex*zdient, however, tahlt be ahortly 'noo* rtd
    & *xouta to the effort of detas hring this Lon2 & u ta.
    tloamlly prot-neted obligatlons Your oUtor Stella I ndeape to
    be vory affesttornately -famwabenf4d to hMr Sister ft&a yeu ttelf*
    W"140 X ss' a over, your Stnmenly, affeociomto brotr *