My Dear Sir we are all in tears
Mrs. Capron is nomore!
[crossed out: She departed Her life sunday Morning 27 July] It is melancholy for me to record her death, She has gone down to the grave in peace, like going [crossed out: to sleep], sensible to the last, she died without a struggle or a groan like going to sleep.
She began to fail Friday [crossed out: continued so] was very weak her breathing grew short continued so untill saturday towards evening, but all the time She thought she should rally again and be better.
about 6 o'Clock she "(inserted) Saturday [even?]) [crossed out: began to fail] grew much worse "(inserted) we were [illegible] convinced that it would [illegible] [illegible] was greatly distressed for breath, she could not speak only with the greatest effort, she motioned to us to [illegible] her quietly [crossed out: she could not say much], Towards morning She requested me to take good care of her children and particularly to take care of her poor old Father and Mother then she sunk down quietly to sleep to wake nomore a quarter past 5'O clock Sunday morning 27 July 1853 Aged 47 years 3 months and 5 days The Funeral will be at my House at 1 O'Clock Thrsday next 3 day of March We should [crossed out: like] "(inserted) be pleased" to see you and Charlotte if her health will furnish of her Coming, Yours with much respect
[?at ABrown] Toronto
Telegraph [illegible] A. Brown King Street Toronto
Mrs. Capron died at Paris
Sunday 27 Funeral Thursday
Minutes of Letter
27 Feb. 1853
Death of Mrs. Capron
- Capron, Hiram, Author
- Media Type
- Item Type
- This draft telegram from Hiram Capron to a friend announces the death of his wife the month before, and the circumstances of her death.
This telegram is referenced on page 35 of At the Forks of the Grand, Volume I.
- Date of Original
- 27 Feb. 1853
- Local identifier
- Hiram Capron Collection
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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- Draft Telegraph Announcing Mary De Long Capron’s Death, 1853, Hiram Capron Collection, 1999.0391.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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- Full Text
My Dear Sir we are all in tears Mrs. Capron is nomore!