26 June 1838 – Ann McCulloh to James W. McCulloh
If you approve of employing W. Hord please sign and forward this to Sister Margaret immediately and request her to return it to us by return mail. It will be necessary to obtain the consent of the heirs. Mr. H. will not undertake the business without the consent of the whole.
Supposed to be due from the State of Penn, 450 acres of land and 150 acres from the United States and between 9 & 8000.
In conversing with Mr. H. I find that he has prof sufficient of father’s service. He says there is not an old soldier in any part of the U.S. that he hears of that he does not visit and has not a doubt but it will be recovered. He thinks it may be with interest, which will be tried which will amount to as much as ours. He has been engaged in this business eight years and has a list of the old soldiers whom he has visited. he says he has been successful in 19 cases out of 10.
We are all well, love to all. We are expecting Sarah any moment. She is coming in the packet Pheston to this port – sailed on the 4 day of June.
Yours afftly, Ann
28 July 1838
My dear Brother Jas. W. Mc will if he approves of this plan sign this paper & send it to brother Sam with a request to return the document to Philadelphia as soon as practical. We are all well & send much love to you all. I hope to see you before the summer closes.
Yours affectionately, S. [Sarah] b. McCulloh
McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 6, frame 114, 115