Letter from Wm Dean, dated 1861-04-26

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North Ferrisburgh 4 Month 26/1861

Respected friend R B Stevens

Thy aceptable letter was duly recd and in regard to the sugar I think perhaps two tubs would make nearly as much as we should want. That is if they weighed 40 a piece as we have one tub, one part of another an how and most of the molasses yet, and as to the [?] of syrup send all you wish and we shall be willing to take all the [?] as thou expected thou has not heard any thing of sister Ann Death more than [just?] the [anouncement?] of it. I might say she was a great sufferer but passed away at the last in a very peaceful manner it appears she had the sympathy of her [neigbors?] and friends, in a [great?] degree her funeral was [?]on first day the 31 [?] and very lovely attended the Methodist [?] their meetings

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entirely on the account [McHare?] [Hulotah?] Beede were here & [&?] [are?] [week?] [?[. There still in our [?] Moses quite sick. His [case?] is [?] a critical one and much anxiety is felt in regard to the result he appears very very calm [?] he is not able to see how it may [turn?], but has never had one doubt but that all will be well - and 3d last we had another funeral at our meeting house with nearly the same circle of mourners it [Orkey?] Hazard only son he died with [dipthera?] sick nine days was a great [?] to his parents but I believe they [endeavored?] to meet the [?] with becoming resignation - we are in hopes W L Ds health is some what improving - [inas?] much [the?] all [?] which Dear [Sylvia?] [your?] [?[, I remain as ever

thy [?] Wm Dean

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