Letter, Benj[amin] Blanchard, Pike, New York, to Hazen Blanchard, Peacham, Vermont
Benjamin reports that the town of Nunda has been divided, and he now resides in Pike. Much of the letter is given over to advice about possible legal difficulties arising from a land transaction in Vermont between Hazen and a man named Foster. The author also reports news of Abel Jr., who had been working with their brother Mark for the previous three months before traveling to meet Lewis at Fort George in Ontario. The author comments on the severe winter and its effect on food production and business in the region, saying "money is hard to get a hold of here at this time."