1868 Have you heard anything from Jacob yet

New York City, New York January 21 1868 to Monroe, Louisiana

Zelotes Demarest to his sister-in-law Malinda Dull Van Emburgh

Dear Sister

I received your letter and was glad to hear from you and the children . We are all well and I hope that you are the same. Mother [Catherine Van Emburgh Demarest] is here visiting with us just now. She is quite well now.

It has been very cold weather here with for two or three weeks, It has been snowing and raining since yesterday morning and it is storming yet. It has been very cold and we have had a great many snow storm this winter  and the times are very hard here now. There are a great many people out of employment now. there are thousands of people walking the streets of New York looking for work. I think the spring will be a little brisker than it is now.

Malinda, you asked about brother Henry. He is in Virginia Cass Co Illinois. He is not very well He has a falen on his hand and has been quite sick with it for some time. His address is Henry V. E. Demarest Virginia Cass Co, Illinois

Mother will send in this letter twenty five dollars  $25 to you and that is all that she can spare just now.

As Henry has been sick and not able to do anything She has had to assist him. Some this winter Mother would like to know how much schooling is a quarter there. She thinks it is very needful for the children to have an education and she would like them to have it –

Have you heard anything from Jacob yet. and how is the health of your mother.

And Mother would like to know if James Garret cannot write a letter to his Grand Ma. She would be much pleased to hear from him and you also. You can direct them to me and then I will send them to her. Or else you can direct them to Peter J. Demarest Paterson Passaic Co, New Jersey

Now write soon and let me know if you receive this money and letter. Our Mother, Elmira, and myself send our love to you and James Garret and Georgianna.

So we will bid you goodnight.

Zeolotes G. Demarest  27 Barrow st New York City

Sister Kezia and Husband would like to hear from you. There directions are Helmagh R. Post Ridgewood Bergen Co, New Jersey

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