Poughkeepsie June 15 1836
Your very good letter of the 7 Inst by Mr. Marsh was duly recd and I was vary [sic] mutch [sic]
pleased to see so much improvement in your writing and composition -
I was in Troy last week. Our friends their [sic] are all well and ploding [sic] on in the same manner as when you was their [sic] - Eliza & Julia are in Amenia on a visit. They went out last week. [They will probaly [sic] stay three or four weeks. They will call and se [sic] you in a few days you must git [sic] permission from Mr Banks to spend sum [sic] time with them and show them the Stone Church of which you speak in your letter - Eliza will give you sum [sic] money. you must be vary[sic] prudent in your expences [sic] - as the money market is vary [sic] tight at present and [no] hopes of any relief - you must also improve your time to the best advantage so as to help me in obtaining the means of your support rememb=ering that time is money.
What ever is necessary for you to have you must write me and I will endure to let you have it. We are all well. Joe feeds the chicks. They grow fine -- give my best respects to Mr. + Mrs. Banks and except [accept] the same for your self. Your [father] David Boyd
[Letter transcribed by Susan Stessin-Cohn. Capitalization and periods added for clarity, when necessary.]
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