Edward Lowber to Arthur S. Brockenbrough

My dear sir,

Within the last 4 months I have taken the liberty of addressing several letters to you on the subject of the university, whether my letters ever reached you or what cause I cannot divine, but so it is I have never received or heard one word pro or con. I am my dear sir, in a very unpleasant & embarrassed situation, [. . .] relative to this affair & how to act cannot tell. If the arrangement we have mutually entered into is to continue, it will be absolutely necessary to have remittances more promptly; & if it is to be dissolved I shall stand very awkwardly in relation to the Creditors of Collins. My dear sir, do I pray you, write me on the subject, & let me know what is to be calculated on. In addition to my demand on the Univety for painting materials, I have to pay 500 dolls in a few days for the last glass sent on; For this purpose as well as the Lead & I should have at least 8 to 10 hundred dollars. I do beg you my dear sir, to write me & let me know whether I am to calculate on this money or not.

very respectfully yours &
E Lowber
RC (ViU: PP); at head of text: “A. S. Brockenbrough Esqr”; endorsed by Brockenbrough: “Lowber May 19 ’21.”
Edward Lowber
Arthur S. Brockenbrough
Date Range
May 19, 1821