LETTER FROM JOHN TAYLOE OF MT. AIRY TO COL. LANDON CARTER OF SABINE HALL - EASTER SUNDAY MARCH 31,1771

 

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March 31, 1771

 Dear Col.

I hoped you had been satisfied about the fence as you was assured no representations could prejudice me, but to make all things easy, I will as soon as I hasten to attend, take the matter in hand myself, & try to have such a fence made on the lines between us, as shall even defy a deer to get over. Now give me leave to complain to you, that your Patrol do not do their duty, my people are rambling about every night, the last my saddle shews, a barbarous use (illeg.) all so, your favorite; my man Billie was out, he says he rode no horse of Masters, & that he only was at Col. Carter's, by particular invitation, so that the Entertainment was last night at Sabine hall, & may probably be at Mt. Airy this night, if my discoveries do not disconcert the Plan, these things could not be so I think, if the Patrollers did the duty they are paid for. I thank you for your neighborly intentions, but we cannot command times, or Seasons, & from such weather can only pray, Good Lord deliver us

Yrs Afftly

John Tayloe

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