Item #56443 One-page autograph letter signed to "My dear child..." Charles D'Wolf, Capt.

One-page autograph letter signed to "My dear child..."

New York: March 11, 1815. Single sheet (approx. 9¾" x 7½"), approx. 30 lines and 275 words, in ink; left margin erose, previous folds, break with an old tape repair at the bottom affecting several letters (sense remains clear); good. Charles D'Wolf (1745-1820), sea captain and merchant (and brother of James D'Wolf, the privateer and slave-trader) writes to his daughter about the health of her sister, Eliza, and memorializes the passing of her other sister, Sophia. "This is the memorable day seven years ago since we were call'd to view the bed of affliction on which your dear sister Sophia left this for, as I hope, one better world ... your dear sister Eliza is very low; altho' for this 3 or 4 days past she has been most comfortable, but whether after all the balmy blessings nature lends to succour frail humanity ... [I] request that you come on ... without delay, but by all means come in a packet, it is so much easier & better, tell Charles he must come with you and I will bear his expenses ... you will do well to go to Newport where there is almost every day packets. I said to you or Charles nothing about business as my feelings are at this moment but of no consequence ... Advise Rebecca to do the best she can as to our family affairs..." Item #56443

Price: $1,250.00

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