Martha B. Baker to Martha B. Eppes

my dear Sister

We arrived here on thursday, & but for the horses giving fairly out, should have seen you with Mr Baker—my disappointment is very great, but will as soon as my horses recover visit you—You know not how much I think of you—& none of your friends feels your situation more than I do—Through Matilda I heard from you, who paid us a short visit—she looks better than I expected to see her. Sally was here yesterday who says Brother looks better than he has for some time and that he promiss’d to visit her. most anxiously do I hope that nothing will prevent his coming—It appears so long since I saw you, all, how is your Mother & Mrs Burton—my love to Mary & all the children, & may you look, with less regret, on all that has happened, prayes your ever fond and affectionate Sister.

M B. B.
RC (NcU: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Hubard Family Papers); partially dated; addressed: “Mrs Eppes. Mill Brook.” by “Mr Baker.”
Martha B. Baker
Martha B. Eppes
Date Range
June 7, 1820