Agust 30th 1841
Brother Dear Sir
We was cal[l]ed upon a few Days Since by a Gentleman from by the name of Devenport with a Judgement In favor of [Ray] Boynton & [Harry] Hyde of that Place & as I Had no recollection of the Debt I Cited him to you believing you would understand all about it for the Judgement was rendered at .
Mr Devenport appeared to be qite a Gentleman & said he would call on you & If there is any means Possible to Settle it we wish you to do so if the debt is a Just one he will be willing to take any Kind of property in a most any place on the Earth— all things Prosper in this Place Except the Loss we have sustained in the Death of two of our most valuable men Brother & . Both have recently Died of what I call a qick Consumption theyr Desease was upon theyr Lungs they wasted a way in one week & Spit up theyr verry vitals— they are gone. theyr Loss is Irreparable, but we must be submisive to the will of god & try to Stand in our Lot bothe wow <now> & at this End we have not heard from you of Late we would be glad to hear from you after Let us Know how you Prosper in all yours affairs & ours also
I Saw widow <this morning> She wished me to say to you she hoped you would remember the widow & fartherless & be shure to deed the House & Lot in to her for it is all She has it is like the widows Mite She is Left qite dest[i]tute we wish you to do so if you have not. we will be respon sible for the moneys you have Expended for the Place we have recently received a letter from reqesting Councils I gave him Council when I was there Last March I think that if he had had
as mall mutch faith in my Council as he had in [p. ]