Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 562
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"A QUARTER CASK OF CHERRY WINE . . . I SUPPOSE IT MUST BE GOOD" BOUDINOT, ELIAS. Autograph Letter Signed, as Representative, to brother-in-law Lewis Pintard ("My very dear Sir"), complaining of poor health, expressing alarm at the poor health of Mr. Bayard and recommending bloodletting, regretting having sent Betsy a copy of a letter from [Pintard's son?] Marsden, complaining that Marsden has been making frequent recommendations for Consul appointments, and hoping that the cherry wine bought by Marsden on Boudinot's account is as good as Madeira wine. 2 pages, 4to; remnants of prior mounting along right edge verso affecting few words of text, some chipping at bottom edge with minor loss of extreme bottom of couple words of text, minor bleedthrough, folds. (MRS) Philadelphia, 23 January 1799...

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"Your Letter . . . found me yet struggling with the effects of the Gout, or Rheumatism . . . . However I have no right to complain, I enjoy as much comfort as I ought to expect . . . . I am perfectly satisfied to leave all Events in the hands of him, whose tender Mercies are over all his works, and who I am sure will order all things right . . . .
"Mr Bayard's indisposition has been truly alarming, and I trust will be a useful lesson, to teach him the importance of losing a ...
"Your Letter . . . found me yet struggling with the effects of the Gout, or Rheumatism . . . . However I have no right to complain, I enjoy as much comfort as I ought to expect . . . . I am perfectly satisfied to leave all Events in the hands of him, whose tender Mercies are over all his works, and who I am sure will order all things right . . . .
"Mr Bayard's indisposition has been truly alarming, and I trust will be a useful lesson, to teach him the importance of losing a little blood frequently & lessening the quantity of his necessary food. . . .
". . . I have rec'd Letters from almost every Port in the union from Marsden . . . merely urging the appointment of Consuls wherever he goes . . . .
"Mr. Yard tells me that Cap'n Israel is arrived at the Southward, but will come round to Philadelphia. Marsden has sent me a quarter Cask of Cherry Wine, & drawn on me in favour of Mr. Yard for 45 Dollars for it, so that with the freight of Duties it will come to as much as would purchase [of] a quarter Cask of Madeira--I suppose it must be good. . . ."