Elias Bates to James Bryan, 06-13-1814

Summary: Lead.

Herculaneum June 13 1814

Dear Sir

I am under the necessity of Addressing you Once More on the Subject of lead—Mr Scotts boat will be here on Thursday and he holdes one of my Recepts and I have not [the amt of lead to] take it up: I wish you either to send me [enough to] St. Geneveive to meete his Boat [If] you do not; I do not know what I am to do for I can not get the lead here at this time. I hope you will consider my Situation and send me Reliefe the Amot of the Receip is about 2300—Coll Hammonds is Just from St Louis he tells me that he saw a Gentleman theire that told him that he saw Phelps at the play hous in new Orleans in Company with several of the Ladyes of the Town and that he was a dashing [mutilated] Table and with a high [mutilated]

Elias Bates

The Store will be finished this Weeke or the begening of Next—

[Addressed:] Mr James Bryan Mine-[a-Burton]