Letter. Maria [Nicholson] Montgomery, New York, New York, to James W. Nicholson Esqre P.M., New Geneva, Pennsylvania
Albert Gallatin and family are arrived in New York. Unhealthy conditions in New York City have caused Maria to remain at Greenwich: "at present there is still apprehension of Cholera — more deaths of that disease occurring last week than the preceding, owing probably to the return of our citizens generally, greatly increased population, and eating forbidden fruit & vegetables, and absence of proper precaution in ventulating their Houses — but still tending to shew that the air is infected with pestilence . . . ." Mentions illness of James Nicholson (son of James Witter Nicholson), and of James Chrystie, Jr.