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Title: Inch, James to Inch, George, 1878
CollectionNew Brunswick Letters
SenderInch, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSackville, N.Brunswick,
DestinationSt. John, N.Brunswick, Canada
RecipientInch, George
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Genretombstone for their mother, advices nephew to take up Latin
TranscriptSackville. July 30th1878

Dear Brother.

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
Ann Armstrong
Wife of
Nathaniel Inch. Sr.
Who died
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.

Your brother