Auction Date:2012 May 16 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
ALS, one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.75, November 18, 1848. Letter to her friend, Mrs. Reeves. In part: “l am never good of apology but I think I will have to do so at this time. My own poor health often, very often, keeps me from writing when I wish so to do, & as to Anna, she has a family of little ones, to be attended too [sic] & often her health is not good, & at times, she can not find a nurse, for her youngest child, & when this is the case, she has to dispense with the pleasure of writing to her friends. We were happy to hear your health was as good as usial [sic], but you have had affliction, & death in your family altho not any of your own family - but death is a very solemn thing, at any time…Pike Harrison, is still in the Army, he has not been home since he went to Mexico, He is now at Fort Smith in Arcansis [sic], I think I informed you of the death of his youngest brother in Mexico, it is now almost a year since his death. His remains has been brought up & now lay on the other side of the Ohio, behind his Father Mother & Grand Mother Mrs. Gil Pike—My health has been so poor together with the rainy weather, that I have not been able to attend Church for sometime. Oh what a very great blessing it is when we are able to go to the House of God—but oh, the many Sabbaths have I spent misemproved [sic], they are gone never can be recalled. We have now a young clergyman. Some do not like him. I think he does very well for so young a man.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered light creasing and toning, and pencil notations to bottom of page. A lengthy letter filled with information of Harrison’s extended family.