This letter was written by Arthur Engle (1799-1876), the son of Obadiah Engle (1763-1843) and Patience Cole (1771-1844) of Burlington County, New Jersey. Arthur married Elizabeth B. Engle (1802-1863) in 1820.
Arthur wrote the letter to a second cousin Isaac Engle (1773-1856), the son of Robert Engle (b. 1741) and Jane Sharp (b. 1739).
Addressed to Isaac Engle, Warren County, Waynesville, Ohio
Evesham [Township, Burlington County, New Jersey]
3 Month 7th Day [7 March] 1835
I take this opportunity to write to you to inform you that we received Sarah Mason’s letter the 12 month, 11th day 1834, which was a great satisfaction to us to hear from you. We are all well at present except Elizabeth’s Mother. She got a fall last first day and put her shoulder out of joint. She is a getting better. Aunt Rachel is well at present and she sends her love to you all. We heard from Jane Shourds a few days ago. They were well and Isaac and Ellen Engle were well the last we heard. They was here since they received Prudy’s letter. Isaac still keeps in the mind of coming out there. We should have wrote sooner only we have been waiting for mother to help us write. But we think it is not worthwhile to wait any longer for her at present.
Arthur Engle, George Engle, William Engle, & Joesph E. Haines expects to come out there. We want to start the first of April from home. We shall take the railroad line to Pittsburgh, then take the steamboat for Senseanata [Cincinnati]. Then foot it the rest of the way. We want some of you to rig up and go along with us to the Saint Joseph. We will tell you the particulars when we get out there.
Remember our love to Robert W. and Rachel Ann Engle and all the rest of our friends and relations there. So no more a present. Excuse all bad writing and mistakes for George Engle’s boy is a waiting for it to send to the post office.
From Arthur and Elizabeth B. Engle