Transcription of a letter from I.P. Gillespie of London, England, to John Innerarity in Pensacola, Florida, regarding th...


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Transcription of a letter from I.P. Gillespie of London, England, to John Innerarity in Pensacola, Florida, regarding the death of Innerarity's sister
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Greenslade Papers
1855, Aug. 8
I.P. Gillespie to John Innerarity-
A.L.S. p.


Royal Exchange Assurance

John Innerarity Esq 8 Aug. 1855



It has not fallen to my lot hitherto, to enter into a

correspondence with you, tho' intimately associated with your relations re-

siding in this City- but an event has occurred in the Course of Gods

Providence, which I consider it an act of respect to you to communicate to

you rather than leave it to reach you thro' a circuitous channel- My

Intimacy with your Sister here has made me cognizant of the fact that no

correspondence has subsisted between you for many years but it is a satis-

faction to me to have heard from her that this was not traceable to any

breach of mutual affection, and I am therefore assured that you will feel

as becomes a Brother on learning that it has pleased Almighty God to remove

from this scene of trial your excellent Sister-

She has fallen a victim to that fearful disorder the Cholera, which

at this time is striking terror into some of this districts of this
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Metropolis-- I have detailed the /course of this mournful event in a letter

to your Brother Mr. Jas Innerarity, and presume that you will have the means

of consulting that letter if you desire- I shall therefore content myself

with stating here, that your Sister was in usual health (tho' a good deal

alarmed on the subject of the prevailing complaint) on the Friday (July 26th)

was taken ill at 9 o'clock next morning and tho' attended by an apothecary &

Physician of repute, all remedies were ineffectual & she gradually sank

under the power of the malady & expired about 9 the next morning, Sunday the

28th ult2

I did not become aware of her condition till 5 o'clock on the Saturday,

when I visited her & remained with a short intermission till past 12 at

night rendering her every consolation and assistance which her distressing

situation allowed. She was also attended by her Nephews-

I am now preparing to send over copies after will in which you are named

as Executor, and I purpose forwarding one Copy of it to you with the
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necessary proofs of/her death,-- an event which is matter of sincere
of acquaintance
gfief to myself & wife who during 10 years or more A have become fully

impressed with the respect due to her aimiable character, and have always

most especially admired the delicacy & generosity of her feelings towards

me and mine for the little attention,V service, which it was in our power

to render her-

I remain


Your obed Serv

I P Gillespie


John Innerarity Esq-



United States


I P Gillespie London

8 Augt

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