New Bedford 7 mo 19th 1824
My dear Sister
On receiving information
from M Macy in 5th mo of thy renewed & increased
indisposition, I felt much tender sympathy & con
cern for thee & regretted that none of thy connex-
ions were in a situation to visit thee & contribute
all in our power to alleviate thy sufferings. The
probability of [illegible] on the[illegible] east, be
[illegible] that [illegible]
in Thomas Practice the nature of my complaint.
I felt in hopes thou would not undertake the
journey from a persuasion it would bee too
much for thee~ They letter to our dear father re-
lieved my anxiety on that account. but un-
til my wife received thy letter, I hoped the disorder
had been arrested, which thine of 5th inst just received
gives me no just ground to calculate upon.
My fervent desires for thee are, that he who has
been with thee all thy days may continue thy
gracious support & constant dependence, in every
application, by which alone thou can be preserved
in quiet comfort and the pains of the body. &
of this being vouchsafed I can have no doubt.