Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Bennett Taylor

My dear Bennett,

your letter of 1st Jan. to Mr Coolidge is received. We have heard nothing farther of the exchange, but in such matters, delays are so unavoidable, that we still hope for success. Nothing will be wanting on our part to ensure it. I have heard nothing lately from our friends, except that a letter from your uncle George has been received here dated London, written last month. His lungs were considered, by the English physicians, as seriously affected, & he had been advised to pass the winter at Pau, in the south of France, whither he was immediately going. Your aunt Cornelia is with me and sends her love. She left your relations in Philadelphia well.

Farewell, my dear Bennet, believe me always most affectionately your aunt.

Ellen W. Coolidge.
RC (photocopy in ViU: Bennett Taylor Papers).