B-250-8, & 250-8a
Philadelphia 5 month 27th 1822
My beloved Aunt
I received thy very acceptable letter,
at a time, when I was engaged in preparing for the
Yearly Meeting, I have not much to say for myself as
an excuse for my long silence, except that my time has
been much occupied, in various ways, but the remem-
brance of you, is often very precious, and it would be
desirable to be near enough to see each other often.
I was sorry to hear that thou had not recovered thy
usual health, since thy return from the eastward, but
hope it will be the case ere long.
our Yearly Meeting was large, and I believe it was
thought by most a good one. We had not quite
as many ledgers as last year; Sarah Hicks widow
of Isaac, with a certificate and her companion
Rachael Hicks, were among the number.
Jemima Kease and her companions, were with
us two nights, after the yearly Meeting was over;
her home during the yearly Meeting was at Samuel
Coates s, they were from New York state near Vermont,
about 500 miles distant from here, we thought
them all valuable friends.
Anna Almy, daughter of William Almy, and her
companions also attended our yearly meeting, and
made their home at cousin J Mortons, she was
much admired; we understand she is likely to be