Halifax June 16th 1780
I return you my Sincere thanks for your kind Letter, by Mr. TERRY, it gives me much pleasure to hear that you and family are in health.
The flag of truce that came here lately, furnish us with the taking Charlestown, and that Admiral RODNEY had drubed the french fleet.
We are very busy in fortifying, and Shall Soon be in a way of making a Defense, if attacked, when there is any thing worth communicating, you may Expect to hear from me.
I wrote to Archy to acquaint you are appointed Chaplin to our Regt. A circumstance that gives me much Pleasure. Mr. BRENTON has been very kind in this affair.-
I shall speak to Mr. MERDON to have your allowance of fuel and candles, delivered to you at Cornwallis.
The account you give of my boy's is very agreeable to me, and very happy they are so fortunate as to be under the tuition of a Gentln. So humanly disposed as Mr. BAILEY;
I flatter myself with the pleasent prospect of Seeing you, and the rest of my friends at Cornwallis Soon;-
I am with kind Compts. to Mrs. BAILEY in haste-
my Dr. Sr.
Mr. John [sic - Jacob] BAILEY
Public Archives of Nova Scotia, MG 1, The Rev. Jacob Bailey Papers, Volume 93, No. 13.
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