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Title: Greeves, James Richardson to Greeves, Mary, 1850
CollectionThe Transatlantic Letters of an Irish Quaker Family_1818-1877 [B. Jackson]
SenderGreeves, James Richardson
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlumber merchant
Sender ReligionQuaker
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationCollins, Lake Erie, NY, USA
RecipientGreeves, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
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Genrefamily news
TranscriptPhiladelphia 8th 9th month 1850

Dear Sister
I would have returned an answer to thine of 22nd, last month but a number of things have taken my attention
so much that little time was allowed to sit down and do anything in an epistolary way. Just before thy letter came to hand, Lizzie & myself were at Brother William Rhoads, having been sent for in consequence of the extreme illness of William junior's wife, who was confined on 13th. She appealed to be doing well for about 3 days when Pueraple [puerperal] fever made its appearance and she continued to suffer a great deal
until the 27th when she departed chis life in peace. She was quite sensible to the last & was very much favored,
being able to take leave of all the family separately & having advice and council to give to many. She left a dear
little girl who is doing nicely under the charge of Willy's mother, into whose charge its mother delivered it a little
while before her departure, with request to bring it up.
About two months since, I wrote to Cousin Jane Owden and instead of getting one from her I was agreeably
surprised with an answer from Cousin Susanna. Jane with her husband and little daughter & one of Cousin
Daniel's children were making the tour of the Continent and I suppose will be from home for some time. Cousin
S. gives quite satisfactory account of our relatives, and particularly Aunt Molly who is in her 92nd year, takes an
interest in all that [is] going forward and not long since paid a visit to Cousin Thomas at Bernagh with which she
was well pleased.
Thomas is still from home among the Virginia springs - at present at the Salt Sulpher in Munroe County
and from recent letters we suppose will remain til the first of 10th month. He appears to be enjoying himself and
I hope will return in good health. We do not want him at home for some time to come as we ate in the midst of
house painting, which thou knows is not very agreeable to men folks.
I do not know that I can give thee any particular information respecting many of the friends, as we have been
from home. Mother Fling was inquiring about thee last evening. Since their removal to the house at the southwest
cornet of Ritenhouse Square think her health has been better.
I was very glad to hear that the boys were doing well with the farming and the saw mill & I trust it may continue.
With much love to Cousin Ann in which Elizabeth joins me. I almost forgot to say that Charles is well.

Thy afft. Brother