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Robert received James' letter of Oct. 11th. He is glad to hear that James is in tolerable health for his age. Apparently, James complained in the letter that Robert hadn't written for a long time. James indicated that he had written three times without an answer and wondered if Robert still wanted to communicate with him. Robert tells James that he only received one letter and that one was very short. Robert has four children living. Robert tells James that his mother has gone to Virginia because she is very ill. She doesn't have long to live. He wishes her to die in happiness. Robert would love to have a visit from James. Abstract Number - 984
Finley Family Letters -- Nephew
Finley, Robert P., "Letter from Robert P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 968.