Letter from Henry Clegg, Sr. to his sons Jonathan and Henry Clegg, Jr.

At the time this letter was written (August 4, 1861) Henry Clegg, Sr. lived in Preston England and his sons lived in Heber City, Utah.  Henry Clegg, Sr. died on February 9, 1865.

1861 Aug

Jonathan and Henry,

I am again sparid to write to you hoping to find you all in good health and happy.  I have wrote this on my Birthday the 4 of August sunday.

Henry I am this Day 70-3 years old I am got very Feble some time Back I had 2 parslatic stroke and the have left me very Bad and thy Mother is much worse than I am it is hard work For her to walk it cross the flore.  We are near our journeys end.  I have not had a letter from either of you since about the 6 of jennury [January].  But I have seen these 2 letters one at our Thomas and one at our Alice's.  I was glad to hear that you are doing very well.

I am happy to see in your letters that you are all Doing very well

Henry I am glad to here that thy Wife thinks so well of thee.  I know she has no reason to think other wise I should like to see all your children.  His grandmother wants to know if he can yet Preach about Dickey Birds.  our Jonathan has only sent us one letter since he went From us.  I often think and talk about Billy I dar say he is as ____ A lad as ever he was I should like to see him

[This is where the the copy of the letter ends.  The rest of the letter is missing.]

Transcribed by Chris Christiansen, great-great-great-grandson of Henry Clegg, Sr. from a handwritten copy made by Marion Clegg.

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