if I was - I could not come so long a way without a gentleman - and Mr. Lear could not leave this to come with me - if you can get timothy for half a crown in town it is much cheaper than it can be had hear - the last India vessels has brought nothing but tea and nankeens and the very coarse set kind of callacos - and such muslin that sells for four and five shillings a yard - I was thinking to get some of the coarse cotton to make her under coats she must have them of some kind or other - it would be well for the major to mention it to the General - I sent to Betty Custis3 a pr. of stays which Mrs. Stuart4 says will fit her and she sent them to Mr. Snow to return to me if they will suite Miss Harriet5 she may as well keep them - as to have a pair made for her - I have seen no timothy hear sold for less than four & six pence and that but one piece 6 - I got what was left and sent it to the girls.
Batt Dandridge7 arrived hear yesterday he is as yellow as a mulato, - he is inoculated this day for the small pox - Mr. Lear's child 8 has got quite well, and grows finely - the children are both well - and so is all our family except myself - and god only knows wheather - I shall ever be in tolerable health again - I am sorry to hear that your little Boy 9 is not in good health - worms is the cause of all complaints in children - I have sent three Butter printers send one of the larger ones to Mrs. Stuart and - keep the others until I come. - my love to the major - kiss the children. - and believe me my dear Fanny.
Your most affectionate