W0691 TO MARGARETTE B. [LERNED] MCQUESTEN from her friend N.J.T. Moore
Aug 13 1833
To: Margarette B. (Lerned) McQuesten, Brockport, New York, [U.S.A.]
From: Milford, New Hamshire, [U.S.A.]
My dear Mrs. McQuesten,
Your kind let [sic] was duly recieved [sic] and so also was that draft sent to Mr. Moore. And it is my fault that you have not been appraised [sic] of it before. My Husband wrote his part and thought until this morn that I had sent the letters. So now I must hasten and not even stop to apologize. For propositions to visit you we are much obliged for and we should enjoy some of your plums and the company of yourself and good Husband through Montreal and Quebec [home?]. But it takes considerable motive power steam power or some other power to move my Husbands car for so long a trip. We shall be delighted to see you here and shall depend on a long visit from you both. I had a letter from Mrs. Tullis, Jacob's wife last week. She says they are all in all as usual now excepting her own homesickness, and she thinks that is "incurable." She wrote a beautiful letter.
Have you heard of the sudden death of Mr. Ellis. He returned from the West a few weeks ago with his mind made up to go to Nebraska with a colony and settle a new town. He was cut off in the midst of his plans and has gone we have no doubt to his rest in Heaven. His wife is desolate and alone. I don't mean litterally [sic]. I can't tell you now any particulars of his sickness only that it was a billious [sic] attack such as he had had before only more severe.
Esther Mrs. C. called here a few days ago she is very well was wishing to hear from Lizzie. Our Society most gratefully recieve [sic] the money for the [Sailor?] and wish to carry out your wishes to the letter in regard to it. We shall add perhaps $25 to it. And if we hear nothing from you to the contrary I think we shall send it to Mr. Dannon as you proposed in your first letter. Sister Gillis and her family are well. Mary has been spending a few weeks with me. John has got home from Cuba with improved health. Lizzie and Hannah Goff are spending a little time there. I am expecting them here every day.
Yours truly and affec.
Love to Lizzie and kind regards to your Husband.
1 To learn more about Margarette Barker Lerned [McQuesten] please see W0609.