ADDRESS: No address or return address.
Stark County, 111 April 11, 1857
O Respected Friends we have been thinking of writing for
sometime past but for want of time and disposition have
neglected it. Harry got home well he has been to
Pennsylvania since he got home and to Chicago twice the
weather remains cold and disagreeable no grass. Our folks
have sown some wheat. The ground has been frozen (sic) hard
I received a letter from Dea Hewit wife stating that
Lewis Jones's people have passed through severe afflictions.
Polly has been sick most of time for the last four or five
years part of the time not expected to live. Fanny was
married about three years ago. William died nearly two years
ago. Harvey was married last June and died last September his
wife still lives with them. She writes that Fanny was married
last September it must be Mary because Fanny has been
married sometime. I suppose she made a mistake and did not
notice it, and went to his Fathers. She came home about the
first of January with sore throat and hoarseness. Since then a
cough has set in and they think her failing rapidly she
raises a good deal and some blood. She writes poor Polly
looks worn out although she is able to walk about some.
James Hayes has sold out and bought off east—towards
Spiers, she saw Ann a few days before she wrote. They were
all well. We are well at present and hope this may find you
all enjoying the same blessing. Ann I wrote this to you I
have not forgotten yours nor Aunt Janes love and kindness to
me and my family. I should be very much pleased to see you.
I should like to visit you and have you come and see us.