Letter from George Green to Greenleaf Clark - 1829

 

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From the personal collection of Sylvia Hasenkopf


Envelope addressed to:

Mr. Greenleaf Clark
Perry
Genesee County
N.Y.

Posted from Oak Hill
March 19

18 3/4

Sunday Morning _______ (missing) 15th 1829

Honoured and respected friends Mr. and Mrs. Clark

I received your friendly letter by which I learnt that you and family were well a Blessing which is the greatest on earth and one that we ought to be thankful for This will inform you of my health  which is good a bad cold excepted a prevalent complaint in this place the rest of my surviving friends are well excepting mother Green she has enjoyed a verry delicate health for some weeks past I buried an aunt a few days since who after a long illness has left us to Moan her loss she has gone where we must all go sooner or later I am afraid we are all too inconsiderate about our future state to which we are fast travaling I received the money that you mailed to me 24 dollars and in this is your name "to..." from the rent you took but little to satisfy you for collecting it and to pay you for my Board and trouble I was to you while at your house I hope I yet may have an opportunity of Compensating you more fully  Our winter is verry hard here, in all the snow fell four feet deep and has drifted beyond description My Best Respects to you and Brothers and Sisters May we all yet live to see each other and converse as we have more that we can write

Mr. Greenleaf Clark                                                                            Yours In Hart
           
&                                                                                                         George Green
Mother Clark


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