Letterbook of Joseph Vernon Bussell Containing Two Letters to Capel Carter 22 December 1832

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in great abundance much to the convenience of new settlers it was in thatching this House that John hurt his little finger by constantly pulling on a small twine in tying the rushes to the laths which so injured the tendon that I am sorry to say he has completely lost the use of it. While John was laid up we proceeded but slowly with the house he being chief in the business department, as soon as he got well Charles returned to the garden while we three continued with the house, having a nice roof over our heads we were able to work without interruption from rain. We commenced a large farm house chimney with the stones that came from the garden but only having a wheelbarrow to convey them in it was a most tedious work using nothing but red clay (for [Page 5]