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H. J. Williams to Florella Brown Adair

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[xxx] Oc the 29 1856
Dear Sister Adir
It is with pleasure I improve this oportunity of conversing a little with you Oh how long and earnestly have I wished even for this poor mode of sympathizing with you, but untill now have been denied it, It does seeme as thoug our enemies ( I say ours because we class our selves with you on the side of right) had resorted to the last comfort left you when they take the sympathy your friends would express in this feeble way. we do feel for you and think of you often night and day when we come around our table when we pass your home here in Lafayette It still seems like yours and no ones else when we go to Church when we meet in the sewing circle and especially when we meet at the parsonage as we have to day to palan relief for you and thoes suffering with

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you and when we read of the mobs and riots in Kansas we tremble and fear our dear Minister and family have been [xxxx] to their hellish deeds. I does seem as thou a God of justice would soon interpose in behalf of right it must be a comfort to you to call upon him in the day of your trouble Mr Williams sends you a chees one of his own make I send you come cotton cloth and a pair of linning aprons which were sister & my children have all worn them they will help to keep some little child warm and a few other articles which if you do not nead them you can give them to some one that does give my kind regards to Mr A and Charles tell them I hope the day is not far distant when they will be alowed to stay at home with none to molest them or to make them afraid Mr W wishes to be remembered to you he speak of you often with a great feeling Learette and Sarah say a great deal about Eemma and wondr if she has to lie upon the bare ground in the woods and sleep They want to see you and wonder why you do not come back
[written on edge of page 1] those two pairs of stockins will probably be to small for Emma but you can give them to some one that can wear them my father is failing very fast has been sick all summer cannot live but a few day at the longest Mr Bowen was down yesterday to bring somethings for you from York
let me close by wishing for the recvery of yor health and the speedy relief from all of your trouble
yors in affection
H J Williams

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