I can tell you that we have a severe complaint that they have on the river and them that lives near the river, the cholera, they die very suddenly. I hear a great number of people have gone out of Missouri and other places to California to get gold, and they die very fast there with the same complaint.
Mr. David Amick, an Uncle to George Amick who married Nancy, daughter of your brother Thomas, went to North Carolina to get his mother. He brought his mother back to Missouri, she is ninety odd years old.
I can inform you that I heard from Encoh and Rebecca last Sunday and they are in good health. They both work hard and are doing well and making all they can and have no heir or anyone to leave it to.
Please give my respects to your Uncle Robert Bobbitt and tell him to write to us.
Randolph Bobbitt had the misfortune to lose his wife. This was Jane Elkins, the second wife of Randolph Bobbitt. In the last letter Nancy mentions several of the aunts and uncles of Greenberry Bobbitt who were the sons and daughters of Captain William Bobbitt.
December 5, 1852 Pulaski County Kentucky.
It has been very sickly in this country for the last two years. The mealses is very bad in this neighborhood. Cousin John McKenzie lost two of his sons last fall. One of his sons went to the Missouri and died on his return with the ague. In two days of tornados, a piece of plank fell on his brother and broke his neck.
Caleb B, and Greenberry G., Nancy and Joseph are all going to school, that is all the family we have. Celia thinks that you have all forgotten her. She has not heard from you since brother Alex came from there.
William and Celia Bobbitt.
Susannah Bobbitt married John McKenzie. Susannah was the daughter of James and Rebecca (Day) Bobbitt. Both Susannah and