jan 15, 1803 - Robert Rogers,
father of P.K.
passes, P.K goes to
England for 1 yr
" In the year 1803 I was engaged in full business
in Philadelphia as a physician, and the products of
my practice were more than equal to my current ex-
penses. But I was encumbered with smsill debts to a
considerable aggregate amount, perhaps three thou-
sand doUars, gradually contracted during the first
years of my professional and family establishment.
My father dying in 1803, I thought it important to
go to Ireland to adjust family affairs, and to obtain
that share of property to which I was entitled. I was
barely able to bring to Philadelphia, after an absence
of almost a year, as much money as paid my debt.
This agreeable business I performed promptly, and
when done I had neither money nor an establishment.
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