Baltimore 2 mo 25th 1838
My Dear Father
I did not receive a letter from thee this week and was a little disappointed. but I supposed thee had not time. I expect you got my letter last week giving an account of the death of cousin Elizabeth Plummer. I have not heard from them since I was at the funeral. Perhaps I may go out there next seventh-day. And then I shall be able to tell thee more about them. I expect that cousin Ruthy will give up her school and keep house for cousin Richard. I heard that cousin Betsey requested cousin Ruthy to take care of her children if she should never recover. Friend Livingston is very ill and the probability of his recovery is very doubtful. Mother Gillingham says that she thinks it was a violent cholic but we do not know what it will terminate in. Mother Gillingham has been there all day and very likely she will stay there all night.
When thee writes again please tell me what you have named the baby. Does thee expect to come to Quarterly Meeting next month for I want to see thee very much. But I am not anxious to go home. We are all well. from thy affectionate daughter
Margaret Stabler Baltimore 2 mo 27th 1838
This morning Friend Livingston departed this life about nine oclock. Mary Gillingham has been there all day. We have not heard any of the particulars of his death. When I write again I will give you an account of his death. I have no more to say a present. Give my love to all of the Sandy Spring folks. we are all as well as usual. From thy affectionate daughter