26 June 1838 – from Margaret McCulloh
My dear Sis Ann, Niece Ann & Nephew James,
If I had written to each of you as often as I have thought of and intended it you would have been tired of my letters long ago. If it is not too late I will now thank you for that long good letter you joined in writing me and which I was truly glad to receive. If you will all come and see us this summer I will promise to make amends for all seeming neglect. We were much disappointed by not seeing Father and Mother and will still hope to see them here. We have now a promise of a visit from Uncle Jas & Aunt Abby & Uncle Jacob. Cousin Ann & baby are quite well & so we all are. When we get our fortune we will see each other often I hope. Our love to Mother, Grandpa & all our friends.
Yours as ever, M. [Margaret] Cummins
McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 6, frame 115