|Title:||Bell, Abraham to O'Brien, William, 1839|
|Collection||The Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]|
|Origin||Buffalo, NY, USA|
|Destination||Lake Erie, NY, USA|
|Transcript||Buffalo 6 mo 17th 1839|
My dear Cousin
Thou will be surprised to have a line from me in this place but must tell the[e] that I have been placed on a
Committee to visit the poor Indians and have got thus far through. I have my son Thomas with me and I
hope that your habitation may be so situated so that we can say how-do at least. In the course of our tour we have
had occasion to soil of course some of our cloathes and as I also find that we brought too many with us, I have
concluded to put in a bundle for thou that I suppose might probably be useful in some way or other; if not, thou
must excuse me. I have frequently letters from our friends in the North: the last accounts, they were generally well.
Thy sister Jane had greatly improved. I am called off to Breakfast: must therefore say farewell with regards to all
Thy afft cousin
The following articles are put up in a towel and are as follows
3 old Linen shirts,
1 cotten do.
1 pr worsted socks
1 silk Hkfs
1 pr drawers
The above I hope will reach thee in safety. I shall include them in a paper parcel if I can. If thou wish to write thy
friends at any time, send thy letters to me and they shall be forwarded.