Letter from Caroline Youngs Adams, circa 15 January 1843

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would come to and then it would all be stetled and I would be satisfied, wished me to go to with him but I excused mysely by saying I could not leave home at presant he then maid me promis I would come [in] 3 or 4 weeks, I will gust [just?] say the Child does not look the least like him nor has it one feature like him and as to the mother she gloryer in her own shame she says she has got the boy and she is proud of him she said this to my sister, again I intreat you to keep this letter a secret he will not be surpised at your sending for him to come up their for he told me he expected the report would reach their and that he would be sent for and if he was he would take me with him I think if he is sent for he will go forthwith and I likewis think he will confess the whole, I shall anxiously and impatienctly wait your answer to this letter, I some times almos[t] make up my mind to leave my home unbeknow[nst] to any one a[nd] bury myself in the world whare I shall never look upon a face I have ever sean befor but I will await your answer and abide by your council, if you send for to come to and you think it wisdom advis him to bring me with him. I am ashamed of this letter but I feal you will excus all mistakes and pardon all omissions when you think of the state of fealing it was writen in except my best wishes for yourself and family.
Caroline [E] Adams
Mr. Smith pleas let no won read this but yourself by loking at the pages you can sea how to reade it and when you answer it direct to No 6 Charton at , I think it best to direct this letter to your thinking it will go safer and she will hand it to you and prevent any ons seaing it but yourself
 
 
<​PA◊◊​> <​PAD​> <​PAID​> <​30​>
<​30​>
<​ JAN 15​>
 
Mrs
Hancock County
Illinois [p. 8]
would come to and then it would all be stetled and I would be satisfied, wished me to go to with him but I excused mysely by saying I could not leave home at presant he then maid me promis I would come [in] 3 or 4 weeks, I will gust [just] say the Child does not look the least like him nor has it one feature like him and as to the mother she gloryer in her own shame she says she has got the boy and she is proud of him she said this to my sister, again I intreat you to keep this letter a secret he will not be surpised at your sending for him to come up their for he told me he expected the report would reach their and that he would be sent for and if he was he would take me with him I think if he is sent for he will go forthwith and I likewis think he will confess the whole, I shall anxiously and impatienctly wait your answer to this letter, I some times almost make up my mind to leave my home unbeknownst to any one and bury myself in the world whare I shall never look upon a face I have ever sean befor but I will await your answer and abide by your council, if you send for to come to and you think it wisdom advis him to bring me with him. I am ashamed of this letter but I feal you will excus all mistakes and pardon all omissions when you think of the state of fealing it was writen in except my best wishes for yourself and family.
Caroline E Adams
Mr. Smith pleas let no won read this but yourself by loking at the pages you can sea how to reade it and when you answer it direct to No 6 Charton at , I think it best to direct this letter to your thinking it will go safer and she will hand it to you and prevent any ons seaing it but yourself
 
 
PA PAD PAID 30
30
JAN 15
 
Mrs
Hancock County
Illinois [p. 8]
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