Letter Frances Green to her brother, Abraham Walter 26 Jan1836

Thursday, 31 March 2011 12:55 AM BST

Contributed by: Jerry Green

Frances Walter married my Great Great Grandfather William Green and had three children William, George (my Great Grandfather) and Elizabeth. Her brother Abraham Walter and his family were in Ellisburgh, Jefferson County, New York.

Kingsthorpe January 26 1836

Dear Brother
it gives me great Pleasure to hear so good account of
you and I hope it will please God to continue his mercy
toward you and sper you to all your Family Grown up I
was in hope that you would not have had any more but
we do not know what is good for us and it be come us to
submit with humble resignation to his will. I am thankfull
to say that I am better than I was but I have been quite ill
since I wrote to you before but are now much as usual
and Mr G is better and the Children quit well but they
are like yours Grown very much since you saw them
the two elder one done school. and I cannot help being
vey anxius for them and Pray daily that the Lord
will give them Grace to withstand the temptations
of this Wicked World and the same for yours and may
thay never experince the trials that you have I
am more and more thankfull that you went away from
your Country tho it was a trial for I do not know where
you could have done I have sent you a few seeds
and I hope thay will answer your Purpus and I trust
some thing may turn up that you may not be removed
now you are settled so Comfortable and we do
not know what God as to do for us and all

things work together for good to them that trust God i
think your Poor Wife will not whant to move it may
be such a very great change upon her with so many
little Children. i have not heard from any of her friends
lately but the last account they was all well and liking
where thay was Jonathan? is with is Mother at Newton
Mr Timson was at our house a short time ago and he
told me he had sent them a Preason at Christmas but
had received no answer. the Corn with us still []
very low so that the Farming is very bad but we have
got new Poor law and some thinks it will reduce?
us very much and either do not like it but it must
be Proud to know I have nothing Paticular to relate
about our Freind but thay are all going on the old
way as far as I know Ann Cooke has been very Ill
but is better she enjoy but very [] Health
I wish you would send word in your next what
is the Value of your Dollar and how far you are
from New York I hope you write again soon for it
gives me great Pleasure to hear of you for I hear nothing
of our unfortunate Brothers so wether they are alive or not
God only knows. my Family joins in love to you and your
Wife and Children From your affectionate Sister Frances Green

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