Philada 3 mo 10th 1834My dear brotherWe have just received a letter from Boorman & Johnston informing us that they were about dispatching the Brig Franklin for Madeira on 4th day or possibly tomorrow. It is too good an opportunity to let pass, though the notice is so short that I can write but little & none of thy other friends will know of the opportunity except Father who has just written to thee to go by the Violet, which vessel John [---------] informs us is to sail from Norfolk in a few days. I will endeavour to send a small package of newspapers.I have met with a great many interruptions since I began this, & they continue so that I shall, I fear, be unable to do more than say we all continue in good health.The Pocahontas has arrived. She has a freight of 1400 British pounds. Finding the Monongahela could not be got off in time to get to Liverpool for the 5th her regular day from Liverpool we have concluded to keep
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