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additional freightage and probably the freight cleer through would be no more than if sent here - we have no horse now when we had Joseph [used?] to send it to its different destinations - Jonathan's address is Jonathan [Freeburn?] East Greenwich R.I.
Joseph and the girls send love to Thee and Thy family.
I remain affectionately Thy cousin
H. F. Peckham
Providence 11 mo 24, 64
Dear Cousin Rachel
I received Thy letter of the 16th of last month and I also heard from Thee through cousin Richard who made you a call before returning to Providence. Susan would like to have been with them but she availed herself of a good opportunity to return home some weeks previous - she was disappointed in not seeing Ann again before she left Brattleborough - J. and I attended our Quarterly Meeting at Somerset the fore part of this month - while there I heard that Sister E. Chase was very sick with but little prospect of her recovery - and as I had been
to see her in two years I thought I would go down - I went on seventh day and returned on Third day. I found her very sick but not as low as I expected and left her improving but she is very feeble as best. Brother Samson and his family have met with a severe loss in the death of their second daughter Mary Anna - she has been suffering for some time past with inflamatory rheumatism in her limbs - and about the first of this month, the disease went to her head and after two weeks severe iillness, during most of which time she was unconscious she died - she was nineteen years old, and was begining to take a good deal of care from her mother whose health is failing. My niece Lizzie Colb is with us
for acouple of weeks - it is a very long time since she has been able to leave the invalid at home to take any rest - but her sister has been better this fall than she has been for a long time, and sister R. is very smart. I am in hopes that their moving to Boston will be a blessing after all.
We have been looking for the butter for a week or two past, and our friends begin to enquire about it- should like to have it as soon as it is convenient. Thou mentioned in one of Thy letters that you intended sending a tub to brother Jonathan. Joseph thinks it will be better to send it directly to him, as if it is sent to Providence there will be the extra expense of drayage and reshipment from here with