Philada 1 mo 22nd 1834My Dear BrotherHaving no other opportunity to write to thee we send our letters this time by the N York packet of 24th [----] for Liverpool. We have had no tidings yet of the Violet, and as there have been many disasters at sea this winter we begin to look with anxiety for some information of her. We hope a few weeks more will bring letters from thee.The advice from Liverpool continues very unfavorable for cotton. Very little of ours had been sold; & prices had got down as low as at any precious period during the past years. RBH. have bought at N [Boleans] a cargo for the [Montesuma] at 11 cts round, on which I think we are not likely to lose, tho' exchange has fallen to far & even below par. The [Montesuma] had not got there at the last dates. She left our Capes 18 days previously. The Algonquin has just left us for Charleston having been detained here some time by the ice. I hope one or the
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