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ready to break. If you have one that does not even know one word of English, only for my comfort and consolation, a good, virtuous clergyman, a friend to help me to bear the burden.
TO THE SAME.
LORETTO, December 3, 1807.I am so exceedingly fatigued after walking since last Monday about fifty miles through rocks and mire after sick people (having lost my riding horse) that I am obliged to confine myself to a very few words. . . . . From what little experience I have it appears to me that total abstinence from spirituous liquors is the only sure way of breaking up a habit of that kind; and as I never keep any kind of liquor, nor drink anything but water or milk, I think if he seriously means to leave off the practice of drinking he will have a fine chance of curing himself effectively by living with me.
TO THE SAME.
LORETTO, September 23, 1808.It is my wish to continue myself within the limits of Cambria County, which alone would be more than sufficient to occupy two clergymen. My best time is past; I am upon the brink of thirty-nine.
I beg of your lordship to tell the clergyman whom you shall pitch upon that he may depend upon a handsome maintenance without being beholden to the congregation for one cent. I wish him to be convinced of the necessity of harmonizing with me in all matters; two clergymen well united, perfectly