Letter to Nicholas Smith

Aug 23, 1853

Canajoharie NY

Contributed by Brian Smith

7 Oct 2007

Dear fellow researchers, My name is Brian Smith and I have come across a letter written to my 4GGrandfather which you may find of interest. I have plans to come to Fonda, NY the week of October 15 to further research this ancestor and will have the original letter with me. I'd enjoy sharing my research with you and others. Sincerely, Brian.

Update 18 Oct 2007

I just returned from Fonda and had a very rewarding trip. I found the 1853 deed transfer recorded at the County Clerks office for property in Canajoharie owned by Catharine (Frickey), wife of Nicholas Smith. Catharine's sister Maria was married to Nicholas Loucks, hence the salutation "Dear Brother". The property was purchased by Alphonso Wetmore. I also got a copy of the last will and testament of John Frickey their father which was written in 1820 and executed in 1826, confirming that these were two of his three daughters.

1853 Canajoharie August 23rd
Mr Nicholas Smith,
Dear Brother, Inclosed you will find a draft for 22 dollars and seventy five cts payable to your order. Mr. A. Wetmore came a few days ago and took up the deed and today has paid me the twenty five dollars for it, as specified in the deed at the time it was made out. I have kept out two dollars for my trouble and paid twenty five cents for the draft which all together makes just the amount for the same viz $25. You will have to sign your name on the back of it and then it will go for its face without any discount.

Your and your wifes relatives are all well but it has been more than an ordinarily unhealthy this present season.

Yours Truly,
Nicholas Loucks

P.S. Write to us at Ephrata post office when you receive this. N.L.

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