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Anne Huntington1789-03-31Benjamin HuntingtonNorwich, CT41.5242649-72.0759105SirThe letters by Mr Rodman Captns Culver & Niles with the flour &c have been duly recd. I wish I coud acknowledge your favours with propriety but my Strength will not admit of writing but a few lines I have had 2 or 3 very ill turns of late and have recruited again I am now mending & have been for several days past. Doc Tracy says he thinks I shall be about in a few days as well as Usual my Cough and fever seem to abate I am feeble but hope when the weather is setled and warm to gain strength by riding more frequently I desire I may be patient and submissive whatever may be the event of-- 70 --Providence concerning me. dont be anxious about me our Children are kind and attintive as they can be and I try to divest myself of all worldly cares as much as possible the account of Mrs Backus's Death is truly affecting Mr Backus by his letter seems overwhelmed with grief I heartily pity him his proposals about his Children upon more nature consideration I believe he will not approve of himself I have not mentioned to Mrs Dr. Comprez or any one else any thing of the matter but I think she has her hands full to manage her own Children Mr Wm Morgan Boarded the Gager Boys and I have heard they were used very kindly and were very loath to go from Mr Morgans when Mr Witter took them to board at his house if I had 2 little ones to put out to board and Nurse I should be as willing to trust Mrs Morgan as any one I am acquainted with I make no doubt but she would undertake it as reasonably as any one in this place-- 71 --but I am not able or disposed to Meddle in the Matter and cant take care of my own family I can only hint at the many things I would say if I was ableI am yourAnne Huntington