To John Fellows April 22, 1805

From the original letter at the TPNHA Collection at Iona College.

N. Rochelle April 22, 1805


I send this by the N. Rochelle boat and have desired the boat man to call on you with it. He is to bring up Bebee and Thomas and I will be obliged to you to see them safe on board. The boat will leave N. Y. on friday.

I have left my pen-knife at Carver’s. It is, I believe, in the writing desk - It is a small french penknife that slides into the handle. I wish Carver would look behind the Chest in the bed room. I miss some papers that I suppose are fallen down there.

The boys will bring up with them one pair of the blankets Mrs. Bonneville took down and also my best blanket which is at Carver’s — I send enclosed three dollars for a ream of writing paper and one dollar for some letter paper and porterage to the boat - I wish you to give the boys some good advice when you go with them and tell them that the better they behave, the better it will be for them. I am now their only dependance and they ought to know it.

Yours in friendship

Thomas Paine

All my No. of the prospect while I was at Carver’s are left there. The boys can bring them. I have received no No. since I came to N. Rochelle.