In hopes when years and days are past, we may all meet in heaven.
Nancy Bobbitt is now 77 years of age and has lost several of her children. Sarah, Alexander, and Polly are deceased.
March 25, 1856 Howard County Missouri.
I want to know if you are pleased with your black boy and girl, that you have lately bought, if they are doing well. I can inform you that Thomas has bought two black men this winter for six hundred and fifty dollars and they are doing very well.
George W. Amick and Nancy are doing well they have five children, all girls except one.
We got a letter some time ago from Jack Bobbitt in Kentucky, he stated in his letter that William and family were well, and that he had quit drinking and was doing very well now.
The Jack Bobbitt referred to here is the John Bobbitt who married Patsy Hays. Jack was the son of James and Rosanna Bobbitt of Grayson County Virginia.
November 25, 1858 Howard County Missouri
I sent my likeness to you and I want you to write me. My request is for you to send me your likeness and Lydia's, both in one case together.
Cousin John Bobbitt and his wife Orpha were here this winter to see us on a visit. They live on the other side of Missouri River in Johnson County.
My son, I heard that they have walled in the graveyard where the Quaker meeting house used to be and have mended up the grave where my dear little son lies. Did you lay your little son there by the side of your brother? I would like to know for I never heard where you laid him. Your little sister lies beside your father in Pulaski County and in Kentucky. Alexander lies in Montocello in Wayne County. Polly lies in Garard County. All gone from time to eternity. My son and daughter do not forget me. Your loving mother,