U.S. Ship Pennsylvania

Philadelphia November 6th '37

My dear Sister,


I had a very pleasant ride to this place,

tete a tete with Ellen Shepherd, between us we discoursed of

many things.  Col. Fraser was her escort but he forsook her for

a knot of politicians & I had the field clear to myself. In

the morning I happened to meet Miss Smith, at the Marshall House

& was introduced. She is not pretty. I called at Mrs Coleman's

on Thursday morning, Miss Harriet & her Mamma were in the

parlor, Miss Ann not visible.


Friday morning I reported on board, & took up my quarters.

We have a very pleasant ship & live tolerably comfortable. I

have been keeping watch every night, but expect soon to be put

on other duty. The Ship was to drop down to Chester on the 10th

but I think the 20th will find us here, when we do get to Chester

we will remain there a week or two, to get in lines, provisions

&c. So the month will be at an end, ere we leave the Delaware.

Visitors are not ,at present allowed in the yard or on board

ahip, but I expect some days before we sail, will be set apart

to let those who have the curiousity visit, wonder & admire the

largest ship in the world.


Mr Wilder's family are all well, & have been expecting

Hunt & you down for some time past, they still hope you will come,

tno’ I tell them such an event is not likely, they desire love

to all.


When 1 hear more certainly of the Ship sailing I will

write again. I am pressed for time & must conclude, let me

hear from you soon. I hope James has recovered.


Your affte brother

Win Reynolds