Dr. Francis Burdette Parmele 1815-1883
Henry, Joel, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John
|This stampless, folded letter was written by
Frank in Albany, N.Y., to George B. Smith of
Schenectady, N.Y., whom he addresses as
It was found in a box of letters sold at a garage sale. The box had a label from the Smythe Books & Stationery store in Columbus, Ohio. Perhaps "Smith" became "Smythe" over the years?
Albany, July 18, 1829
I received your letter this day and according to my promise to immediately answer any letter of yours. I now take this oppourtunity to redeem it.
I am at present out of buissiness having left Hooker [an office in New York City that also appears in an 1833 letter] the fore part of June. I cannot give you any satisfactory reason, although I can conscientiously say not from any misconduct. I see no prospect of my getting into buissiness here at present, buissiness of all kinds being so very dull. If you should hear of anyone wanting a clerk in either a grocery or dry good store, I wish you would let me know, and if not to much trouble see about it yourself.
Your friends here are all as well as usual, but I must not forget to tell you that Mrs. Petterson looks in a (paper torn) to be a mother. Mr. Shipman was down here a short time since, and told us that Aunt Violate and Susan were enjoying good health, and they had made there home principally at his house.
I cannot think of anything else that will be interesting to you. I should be very much pleased to see you and think it is likely I shall come out there in the course of two or three weeks. I cannot tell exactly when I can come, but I will write and let you know when I have concluded. I shall expect a letter from you ... often. As this is the first letter I'ves attended to write without assistance you must excuse all mistakes.
F. B. Parmele