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Captain Isaac Hull, USN

Autographed signed letter dated 12 May 1819, Boston. To Samuel Dana, Esq., Middletown, Connecticut. Concerning Hull's finances.

                Boston 12th May 1819

My Dear Sir

Was it not that I am very
much in want of cash I should not
call on you at this time. [F]or if that
article is as scarce with you as it is
here a man had better be called in
for anything else - good notes are now
offered at 2 [per]cent a month and cash
cannot be found even at that interest.

Will you be pleased to
make up our interest accounts and
in how we stand and if perfectly
convenient send me the balance or
if not convenient to send the whole
I must make out with one thousand

that sum I am very much in want of-

Should it be more conven-
ient to you to pay a part say five hun
dred in a draft on New York will
answer my purpose as I have money
to pay there. The other five I should
like to have in a draft on this place.

I am under engagements
that I cannot well get along with or I
should not ask you - [or] if I had
any other means. I shouldresort to

Very Respectfully
& Truly your firend
Isaac Hull

Samuel W. Dana, Esq.

[back of letter - address information]

[left side]
May 12, 1819
ans'd May 22, 1819

[right side]
[inked postmark]
Samuel W. Dana Esqr

Published: Wed Aug 12 10:34:45 EDT 2020