Adams Papers

From William Smith Shaw to Joseph Barlow Felt, 28 October 1818

[ante 28 Oct. 1818]

My dear Brother

I had proposed to come & see you on Saturday last but hearing of the dangerous sickness of my Aunt Adams I was induced to visit Quincy. She has been afflicted with a violent bilious fever, which has left her almost prostrate. I came to town last evening. This morning Dr Welsh who stayed there yesterday came to town & informed me that the symptoms were little more favorable but I fear the worst—I wish you to communicate these melancholy apprehensions to my dear Sister in a way that you may think most proper I am going to Quincy this afternoon

I am dear Brother & Sister yours affectionately

W. S. Shaw

DLC: Shaw Family Papers.

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