East New Market


20 July 1841

From A.D. to her sister, Elizabeth A. Kerr

(Collection of Frank Collins)

E.N.Market Md.
July 21

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Kerr
care of L.L.N. Kerr
Oakland Near East, Talbot County


Cedar Grove July the 20th 1841

Dear Lizzy

I received your letter on Saturday a week after you had written it, and I went to B. Water on Monday to enquire for your mother, intending to go over if she was not better.  While I was there James brought a letter from Emily saying she was so much better that you and Emily were going to Easton.  As she is so much better I have declined visiting you at this time.  Tell her I hope she will soon be well enough to come home and she must come up to Cedar Grove and Dr. Dickinson will not let her suffer for medicine, as she well knows.  I intend going to Barron Creek in August.  I wish she would go.  I think it would be of service to her.  How I should like it if you could come over and go with us, Eliza and Lizzy is going.  There is to be a camp meeting at Ennalls Spring.  This week. Sarah would like to come up but she will not have her Father alone.  John, James, and Thomas are coming up.  Dorothy Ann talks of coming.  When I returned home I found a letter from Mary.  She has been so very sick and expects to be confined the last of the month or the first of next.  Mary P is as anxious to come back again as she was to go.  We are suffering very much for rain.  Your uncle Billy had a cholery. He is better today.  Cousin Nancy came there from John Stewarts [with] the intention of to see her dear Cousin Amy, but [she was gone].  She was at B. Water and broken Billy sent her to Mrs. Waggamon.  You must write very soon and let me know how your [mother] is.  Liz sends her love to you all.  I wish to go and see your uncle Billy so I must bid you farewell.  Give my love to sister S.E. and Mr. K. and keep a little bit for yourself.