Letter From William Geddes to John Geddes, July 21, 1832

Author: William Geddes

Date: July 21, 1832

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Campbellstown, July 21st 1832

Dear Brother [John Geddes] The hopes that I had been flattering myself with that Father would recover have vanished and now I am under the painful necessity of letting you know by this that he is no more he departed this life on the morning of the 14th inst. after an ilnefs of ten weeks which he bore with a manly spirit. His complaint turned into a kind of Consumption. The pain left his side except at times and the dry cough which he had with the pleaurisy became more loose and he discharged a great deal of corrupted matter daily which bore every appearance of the spittle thrown up by a consumpted person. After the first spell of four weeks he became better and continued to gain strength slowly I thought till the last two last weeks when it began to be too apparent that he was sinking under his disorder. He was able after the first spell to-up and walk about a little as far as the barn or into the orchard where he would sit an hour perhaps in the Shade. I send a letter to day to Uncle James to inform him of Our lofs. He has made a will of which I will send you a copy as soon as pofsible. The rest of the family are well. Farewell

He was perfectly sensible too the last

To John Geddes William Geddes

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