Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1841 Ap[ri]l 14th
In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, George Jeffrey Tillotson tells of his "domestic affliction," the passing of his wife, which turned his "once happy home" into a "desert" and "house of death." Tillotson shares news of their college classmates, telling Phelps that one "has become as fat as a porpoise down on Cape Cod." He also asks Phelps to make some inqueries about where he could invest $500 or $600 "in some safe state, where I may reasonably expect good interest," suggesting the Boston and Worcester railroad as one option, and asking Phelps to follow through with some specific questions.
Title devised by cataloger.
On verso, the delivery address is "Rev. Amos A. Phelps, Boston, Mass."
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on white lined paper. Below the salutation, the number "23" is written in pencil. On the third page, under the signature, the phrase "Wm Jackson - Banks Och & Apc. Globe, Merchants, Suffolk, Massachusetts, all above par." is also written in pencil in another handwriting. On the verso, below the recipient's address, there is a small red circular seal that is mostly covered with paper.