opportunity to send direct to you by br Rogers, I
feel to write a few lines to you.
went to see
week before last. brn,
Higbee, and myself are of opinion that it is not
wisdom to make a trade with the
at present, possibly it may be wisdom to effect a trade hereafter. The
people receive us kindly here, they have contributed near $100 cash
besides other property for the relief of the suffering among our people.
Clevelands [John Cleveland’s], I have
not seen her but I sent her word of this opportunity to send to you.
wife lives not far from me, I have been to
see her a number of times, her health was very poor when she arrived but
she has been getting better, she knows of this opportunity to send. I saw
Sister [Harriet Benton]
Wight soon after her arrival here, all were well, I understand that
she has moved out about two miles with Father &
Higbee who are fishing this spring.
[Eunice Fitzgerald] McRae
is here living with Br
Henderson and is well I believe she knows of this opportunity
to send. ’s family I have not seen, and do
not know that she has got here as yet, She may however be upon the other
side of the river the ice has run these three days past so that there has
been no crossing, the weather is now moderating and the crossing will soon
This place is full of our people, yet they
are scattering off nearly all the while. I expect to start tomorrow for
Pittsfield, Pike Co, Ill, about 45 miles, S. E from this
told me this morning that he expected that his