[postmark: Troy APR 23 N.Y.]

 

Miss Sarah C. Eaton.

Onondaga Hollow.

Onondaga Co.

 

Wednesday. Troy, April 22nd

 

Dear daughter,

We waited for the

boats to start; for though I

intended to send her by the cars, I

found it would not do. She will

start tomorrow, if possible, Fri-

day at [?].

To send her by cars you may

think expedient I have conclu-

ded, for reasons I have no time

to give, that it is not best.

I shall send books for you.

I just read your letter, [? ?]

I was less attentive to Cate,

on account of a dreadful

occurance. Saturday night I

was taken with bleeding at my

lungs. Drs Blatchford, Wright,

and others were sent for. It was

not believed I could live till


 

morning. I am much better,

and hope to recover.

Your affectionate

father,

A. Eaton.