Copy of letter to Mrs.
Halsey, of Ghent, N.Y. in answer to one
written from her to
Smith is not in the place, having left a few days since; but
authorized me to open his letters till his return. This day’s mail brought
yours of the 16th. last month desiring
& wife; and <out> of a sense of common feeling which I consider the duty
of every individual to his fellow— May I haste to answer yours to
was in this place a few days since, direct from Upper
, where he left his
wife in a low State of health, probably as been years
comfortable circumstances, till he returns, which is expected to be
this spring. He was well. He
& wife & the society to which they were united have been driven by
a mob from the county of
was considerably hurt;
but escaped. Whether your daughter lost her goods,
(as many did,) I am not informed.
Excuse my brevity.
am, Respectfully, &c.
Ohio, March 4, 1834.