Williamsburg April 5th 1841 [Tazewell Hall]
Conscience, my dear friend has severely reproved for thus neglecting to answer your truly welcome letter, and I sincerely hope that you will not think the phrase “out of sight, out of mind” applicable to your humble servant; for I can assure you it is not, but quite the contrary, if you knew how much pleasure your letter gives, you would certainly write oftener.
We heard of your beloved sisters death through Mr Badham soon after it happened and you can readily imagine the surprise and sorrow felt on hearing such unexpected and melancholy intelligence. We can indeed sympathize deeply with you and our only consolation is, that she has left this world for a better home. Continue reading