There is no news stirring in these parts-- The weather for some time past has been extremely dry--and not more than two thirds of the usual quantity of hay will be cut this year--as the farmers tell me--.
Your affectionate son
WM C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: Dr. Peter Bryant / Cummington / To be left at the Worthington post office POSTMARK (in script): W. Bridgewater/ July / [12?] POSTAL ANNOTATION: 18¾.
Bridgewater 31 July 1815
I was mistaken in writing to you that I should take the stage from the North Parish to Boston on Monday. I have since seen Marshall who informs me that it passes by his tavern on Tuesday-- I shall therefore set out from Bridgewater on Tuesday, the twenty second of next 1 month and arrive at Northampton on Wednesday or Thursday evening--you will be able to satisfy yourself which.
Nothing new or strange has occurred since you left US. 2 As for our people some of them are sick with the measles--as for our weather it is very warm and very dry--as for our Indian Corn--it never looked better. This is the summary.--
I was at meeting at the North Parish yesterday--and saw my Grandfather and his wife there-- 3 They were well.
I have not seen Richards yet-- The Abington people are engaged in settling a minister; he is one of the active characters in the business; his attention may be totally absorbed by this affair, and I may be under the necessity of recalling him again by a gentle hint to his recollection.
My regards to my friends
Your affectionate Son
WM C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: Dr. Peter Bryant / Cummington /To be left at the Worthington Post Office POSTMARK (in script): W. Bridgewater/ Aug. 1st POSTAL ANNOTATION: 18¾.