Submitted by: Michael
Scrape (These letters were sent to me from Matthew Hatchett a descendant of
Susan and Samuel Hatchett.Michael Scrape)
Ohio River March 1st 1853
I am determined that you shall not have room to find fault with me about writing. I shall in Louisville in a few hours providence permitting. I still am well and it good spirits so are all my friends. I do not think that I shall write again this side of Philadelphia. I will give you a full history of my self and friends. I hope you will make yourself as cheerful as can be under the circumstances, pay strict attention to your health by all means.
I hope to see you cheerful and happy when I return. We have a fine day, the weather has all the appearance of spring and the beautiful banks and scenery of the Ohio under the day very pleasant. I hope you are enjoying yourself in company with your sisters and friends even more than myself. I have been gloomy but once. Since I left though I every hour think of you and will continue to do so as long as I remain away and shall hasten to be with my own Susan as soon as steam can bring me to her presence again. Kiss Sarah, Ann and Emma and charge it me my best respects love & to all the family and the balance of my well wishes.
Your own dear