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Date Made:April 2, 1836 [?]
Materials:paper, ink
Place Made:United States; New York; New York City
Measurements:overall: 15 1/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 38.4175 cm x 24.13 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2010.23.5
Credit Line:Hall and Kate Peterson Fund for Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Letter related to the family of Sanders Ken Grems Nellis (1817-1865). The letter reads: "New York 2 April 1836 [?]/ S Leonard Esq./ Dear sir / Your favor[?] of the 26th[?] advising of / Mr. Buck having made two drafts on us[?] / (but do not state the amount) is received./ the draft will be protected [?] on pre-/ sentation. We[?]are pleased to hear that he / has 2000 barrels flour on the canal to be / forwarded to us on the opening of the navi-/ gation. The price [?]continues high with / us say [?] of 8 [?] quantity in market / very small. Whiskey in de mand at 40[cents] / for ---[?]and [?]brandy./ We received from the Lewis Co. Bank / their draft for five hundred dollars on your / account which is to your credit./ Your friend / Gilchrist & Co[?}" The outisde reads: "Gilchrist [?] / 36 / Stephen Leonard Esquire / Post Master / Lowville / Lewis County" , stamped " New York / April"

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