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Letter from Arnoldus Vanderhorst to William Blount
Vanderhorst, Arnoldus, 1748-1815
November 12, 1785
Volume 17, Page 568

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charleston, Nov. 12th, 1785.

Dear Sir:

I wrote you on the 5th Instant, fully respecting the disappointment of the Wagons which I expected from Colo. Thomson since which I have not been able to procure Wagons for the carrying of the Goods before this day and at the extravagant price of two dollars per hundred to deliver them at Gen. Pickens Store. I am induced to offer this to procure them, as I know the disappointment will be great to you, but should have now given over the sending them until I heard from you, but having consulted Colo. Jervais who is much better acquainted with their matters than myself he advised the sending them to Gen. Pickens' from whence he thinks you may easily get them, and that the treaty will not be over before the last of this month. I hope I have done right, and that it will meet your approbation, as I have done for the best. I wish the goods safe to hand and in due time. I am sorry to inform you that an accident happened to one of the Hogsheads of rum in rolling it into the Wagon, the head burst and the whole of the rum was lost.

Yours, &c.,