Jameson family collection, 1825-1938, Elisha Torrey[?], letter, Indian Territory, 16 June 1850, to Charles Jameson, Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa.
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June the 16th 1850
Dear Brother Jameson[,] I wish to drop a line to you that perhaps may not be pleasant to [you] nethertheless
is it is truth[.] Mary (your wife) was taken with Cholera night before Last about eleven oclock and died before nine yesterday[.] we berried her in the best possibile manner for the circumstances[.] the children is yet with us and doing well[.] we have burried five since yesterday morning[:] [John] Shipley[,] Redfield’s child [Adelaide,] Charlotte Thornton[,] Willis Johnson[,] the Bishops son. Elick [Alexander Jameson] wishe me to say to you that he has all his team yet except the cow that you got of Garner—he lost just above bethlehem citty[.] Ac wishes you to get her and he wishes you to send a letter to them the first chance[.] when you come out you will find the grave close to the road on the right hand Some 8 or 10 miles this side Salt creek about 10 miles from Kanesvill[e.] The whole camp had good health till the evening we crossed Salt creek[.] There seems to be no fatal case at present in the camp[.] Charlotte Thornton was taken this morning little before day light and died about 9 this morning[.]
won that he does not know now that he does not know that he can come back now but wishes you to come out this season if you can[,] but if not come in the spring early and he will meet you if possible[.]
nomore[.] Yours with Respect