08 Mar 1849

In making so large a settlement on my wife, it may be thought that I have exceeded the bounds of justice to my children - but I act thus on consideration of her having devoted so many years of her life to their welfare ^her great affection for me & those dear to me...

8 Jul 1824

Dear Charlotte,

Your letter of the 3d arrived on Sunday and afforded us much pleasure in the account you give us of Richards improvement in health - What does Rich. say to having given to me no reply to my letter, which appears to have been pleasing to him as he calls it complimentary.

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