The next letter is from Clinton County Ohio where Sarah and Jacob Thomas had moved from Pulaski County Kentucky. Sarah was a sister of Greenberry Bobbitt. This letter is from Caleb J. Thomas son of Sarah and Jacob Thomas.
August 16, 1856 Centerville, Clinton County Ohio.
We are still in the land and among the living or rather among the dieing. Since I last write to you many changes have taken place. How wonderful it is to me, that I am still spared to live when in one short year, a great number in my knowing have died. Both younger and older people than me. Please let me know how Uncle John Bobbitt's family is.
Thomas Quensberry is here, my mother is still living and would be glad if you could visit us. if you ever hear from Randolph Bobbitt please give me his post office address. My father is now getting old and must soon go down to the tomb.
Caleb J. Thomas.
May 19, 1855 Howard County Missouri.
At this time, William Bobbitt and Encoh Ligget and George W. Amick and their families are all that -is near to us that is our kin.
My son and daughter, if you have slaves, have a tender feeling for them. "All masters give unto your servants that which is just."
Your cousin Joseph Bobbitt wrote a leter to me on April 10, 1855 and informed me that he had left off drinking strong spirits.
Give my respects to Issac Edwards and family and all inquiring friends. I send a small lock of hair to you and these letters to your daughter Nancy.
I got a letter from Kentucky last Saturday from Johnson Dulin which informed me that your sister Polly was dead and left six children. She departed this life the l7th of December 1854 after a long