Letter. Catha[rin]e [Nicholson] Few, n. p., to James W. Nicholson Esqe, New Geneva, Pennsylvania
Writing for William Few, who is unwell, Catharine Few describes complications in the Blake affair (see Folder 17 above). Discouraging news of Thomas W. Nicholson (1803-1869), James W. Nicholson's second eldest son, then living in New York with the Fews: has abandoned a course of study marked out for him by William Few, and . . ."his habits have rendered him mentally indolent, and I fear the prospect of his pursuing any of the learned professions with advantage to himself is but poor, & would be very expensive to you . . . ."