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Robert Simerwell to Johnston Lykins

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Carey Novemb 1828.


Dear brother


I thought it strange when I received you letter from Troy and nothing mentioned about Coffee leather grass or sheat iron how do you suppose we will get along this winter we have nothing and no money to purchase any thing with it is impossible to get leather in this country and this you knew we have to dismiss our shoemaker and at Thomas they have not got a shoe made in 17 days the man should be here with the pork but we have not heard from him and I do not think we will be able to purchase any after we wait his pleasure we could have had more that we wanted on the St. Joseph but it will be there too late – The iron was sent to Grand river but not a to Carey if it was not for these things we would get a long very well but we were and are so situated we cannot help ourselves to send in an other bill for Coffee would be shameful and we have none for the sick


In a little over one month the male will come [unreadable] our place I cannot I dare to open it it must the[unreadable] of course return back if I can not receive a letter [unreadable] you before the male arives I will be at a great loss [unreadable] to say to the carrier


Yours in haste


Robert Simerwell


Mr J. Lykins


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Simerwel to


Nov. 1828

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