Letter from Alexander Swan to his brother-in-law Robert Carter,August 17, 1709, reporting that "my fitts has left mee," but his wifeis not well; they would welcome a visit from "Nanny." He adds thatthey have heard guns, assume a ship has arrived, and would Carter letthem know. In a postscript, he adds that he was sorry not to have hadthe expected visit from Carter the previous Sunday.
This Comes wth. Hearty prayrs. foryrs. & famillys healths,as
alsoe to give yo. an accot. tht. my Fitts has left mee, & hope
I am in a faire way ofrecovery, my poore wife remaines
not well, but wee ar[e . . .] Sisteris on recovery wth.
the hi [ . . . ] n, wee shou[ld bever] y Glad to See poor Nanny
here, in hopes the Change of ayr may
yesterday wee heard Gunns & believethere is a Shipp
come Inn please to Signify the meaning of them & dis
patch yr. Boy to Sr.
Yr most affectionate
yo. did not wellto Baulk my Expectation
on Sunday Last -- --