1852: William Layton Chase to Henry Weed

How William L. Chase might have looked

How William L. Chase might have looked

This letter was written by William Layton Chase (1806-1855), the son of James C. Chase (1785-1863) and Elizabeth Holroyd (1785-1859). William was married to Ann Elizabeth (“Betsey”) Weed (1807-18xx), the daughter of Abraham Weed (1768-1812) and Sarah Selleck (1767-1851).

William wrote the letter to his brother-in-law, Henry Weed (1797-1862) of Galen, Wayne County, New York. Henry married Mahala King.

1852 Letter

1852 Letter

TRANSCRIPTION
Addressed to Henry Weed, Galen, Wayne County, New York — Clyde Post Office

Flint [Michigan]
July 5th 1852

Dear Brother & Sister,

By the blessing of Providence we are all this day in good health & in the enjoyment of the common blessings of life & we sincerely hope this may find you enjoying the same.

We have been hoping & expecting to get a letter from you for a number of weeks past & today we were at Flint & we were in hopes we should get a letter from you but we find none here. We are in rather a bad fix as we wrote to you last but we have run the risj of going on with our house expecting that you would send us some money. But we have got to have some money from somewhere before long to pay for materials that we had to run in debt for & we would really be glad to have you write & let us know what the probability is of your sending some & when you can send it.

— Wm. L. & Betsey Chase

Write how Lydia Ann is.
To Henry & Mahala Weed


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