Alexander, William Fontaine, 1811-1862
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
William urges Nelly to come stay with them and have her baby there. Intends to buy Dr. Eichelberger’s practice for Cary.
Gives family news and hopes for a visit from the children soon.
William details collection on his bond and the deposit of the proceeds.
William writes that he is sending two Bashear ploughs. He describes the death of Mrs. Turner.
Sends an accounting of the costs associated with the two ploughs sent.
William writes that Jenny will be returning to Mrs. Barton’s school, and $300 is required at this time. Cary is not doing well. He assures Augustine that his children are well with them.
William writes about a draft for $5000, with Dick the drawer, Alexander the endorser, and Augustine the acceptor and payer.
William reports on Cary’s improved health and writes that he feels great anxiety about him. Mrs. Bennett wants his farm but needs time. Urges Augustine not to worry about Jenny.
William has purchased 50 bushels of clover seed for Augustine. He writes that Cary is failing “very perceptibly.”
William writes, “Our precious Cary breathed his last this morning.”
William tells Augustine he received the check for $2,000 and requests an additional $1,000, which will “make me much more comfortable.”
Account of shipment of clover seed. Mourning Cary’s death. Cary had great faith and knew he was dying.
William writes that he and Charlotte will visit in the week after Easter. Charley will come home for Easter vacation to “overhaul his wardrobe & prepare him for the spring.” Jenny’s board and tuition are paid, and he furnished $10 for travel expenses. The crops are doing well. Is sorry to hear of the ill success of Augustine’s fisheries.
William received two barrels of fine herrings by railroad. They had been misdirected to Winchester. The crops are doing well. He urges Augustine to leave Mount Vernon to avoid sickness.
Hannah’s husband met his sons in Berryville and “made them sundry presents of money & clothes.”
William writes that he is sending 4 bushels of clover seed and gives an account of it.
William recommends that Augustine break up Cousin Hannah’s establishment. Her store accounts have been going unpaid, and she has many unpaid bills. If something is not done soon, William will relinquish his trusteeship.
William wants to meet with Thomas Washington to determine how close they can come in the price of Wakefield.