Richmond Macomber to his brother, Capt. Pardon Macomber, Bark Tho. Chase of Westport Ms., June the 5th, 1849
I now take the third opportunity to inform you that our little number is well and hope that you are the same. Our mother and Caroline and Mary and George P. Dyer last fall with the disintery. It was very syckly a grate many dyed. John was vay sick but now is well and a coasting and Charles H. Macomber Charles is married to Sylvia George. Frank and Nancy is married and Philip Davol. Uncle Levy has gon out west. Warren Tripp ben to gale for stealing out of or in Churces store and was bailed out by Jerry Davol and Stepehn Kerby. Joseph Tripp has mooved to Fall River. It is very dull times in this place and others verry dull. I am sick a looking for work. I have given up whaling. I got home last December with 200 bbs.