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Catalog Number KSa020169
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1841/02/??
Scope & Content Had great fears that
Brother Shepard,

Your letter of the 17th and brother Williams letter of the 31st ultimo announcing to me the meloncholly intelligence of brother Henry's death came to hand this day. I thank William for the excellent sketches with the pen that both letters contain. The one representin3 our lamented brother as he appeared in life, the other as he appeared after the vital spark had fled, showing that expression of countenance, which in time we must all wear and which death only can give us. How sencibly shall I feel the void his departure has caused when I return home again.
If I go to the fields he will not be there with-me - Neither shall I see him in the family circle. - Nor again hear/his accompanying voice in those in those songs of joy that once we sang together. Yet I will strive not to grieve; and hope that Sister Mary and Mother will not too sorely lament the great loss that we have all sustained you know brother S that his hand was every readily extended to Relieve our wants, and for my own part, I deeply regret it will afford me pleasure hereafter It will be gratifying to me hereafter to spend the most of my time with Mother, and sister Mary to aid them in the/management of their farm, should they desire it. And I pray that I may be able to render assistance to the dear Children of our brother
assistance, with as much cheerfulness as their Father bestowed favour on me
Notes May be a draft of a letter - unfinished and there is no indication it was mailed.