Albany 19 March 1819
I have deposited the Mechanic's + Farmers bank $131 for you on account of the [printer's] debts.
I have been there since Monday - hearing little + doing less. The Clintonians are rather [shop?] fallen I think + know not what to do. Their adversaries in good spirits and on the alert.
I shall probably be at home tomorrow. I am now waiting for my horses to take home a sleigh which I have purchased - but from present appearances - the snow will leave us before I can ride enough to pay the interest of the purchase money.
I am Dear Sir
Peter Smith Esq