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Robert received James" letter of Oct. 11th. Glad to hear that James is in tolerable health for his age. Robert says James speaks of the great lapse of time since hearing from Robert. James said he had written three times without an answer and wonders if Robert still wants to communicate with him. Robert tells James that he only received one and that one very short. Robert has four children living. His mother and Mary left for Virginia since his mother was in poor health and not expected to live long. He wishes her to die in happiness. There has been no visitations between the families for two years but now his brothers even call at the house. If James would make his nephew a visit it would be very pleasant. Abstract Number - 984
Finley Family Letters -- Nephew
Finley, Robert P., "Letter from Robert P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 968.