|Title:||Inch, James to Inch, George, 1878|
|Collection||New Brunswick Letters|
|Destination||St. John, N.Brunswick, Canada|
|Genre||tombstone for their mother, advices nephew to take up Latin|
|Transcript||Sackville. July 30th1878 |
I ordered a headstone for mother’s grave from S.P. Osgood, King Square, and instructed him to send it to you by Steamer Star. It is to be of Italian Marble 4 feet high and 2 inches thick with suitable carving and inscription as follows:
In Memory of
Nathaniel Inch. Sr.
June 9th, 1878.
Aged 82 years
Having served her own Generation by the Will of God, she fell on sleep.
I want you to examine it as soon as it comes to hand and let me know whether there is any defect in it in any way, as I have promised to remit the money to him as soon as you receive the Stone.
I was influenced to purchase from him rather than from Milligan by a circumstance which I regarded as an interesting and touching coincidence. In looking over the stones of different sizes, he showed me one which he had finished for your mother-in-law MrsWoods. It struck me as strange that the two old friends who had been associated in friendship through a long life should have their memorials prepared side by side without any previous arrangement or plan. The two stones will be quite similar, but I have not ordered quite so much carving on Mother’s, as I like a plain stone.
Is James studying Latin. If not he should begin at once. I think he told me that he intended to begin it, or had begun it. I trust you are all in good health. Mary is rather better than she has been. I had a letter from father this morning.
With love to all.