Woodbourne 4 mo 27 1843My dear SisterI must endeavour to send thee a short note by Henry Drinker in return for thy acceptable communication by G. Walker. On First day last the 23 of this month, a very painful rumour reached us, thro H. Drinker of the decease of brother Alfred's wife, but as no direct information had been sent to us, of so melancholy an event, I said to myself it could not possibly be true, but this morning a confirmation of the sad news, came thro S. Walker's letter to her Father. Oh! how have our hearts bled for dear brother A. and his young family, and we long to have some particulars of her death, which must have been very sudden I think- as a letter from
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