I hope this letter finds you healthy and well fed. I rec'vd a letter from Hackney just this day from your mother, she is well and your brother Thomas has a new son named Samuel. He and his wife have moved to Shoreditch and he is working as a clerk there.
Your father has taken leave of the carriage shop and returned home to Hesse, your mother runs the shop with the help of Wm. Driver and his two sons who now live behind the blacksmith shop in the old livery.
Your mother inquires of me often if I have heard from you and if you write to me, please do and I will give her your good wishes.
I dream'd that we were together on your ship, my head on your shoulder, I miss you terribly and pray daily this blockade to end and you come back to us in the east end.
With all my undying love,
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