Letter. Maria N[icholson] Montgomery, Baltimore, Maryland, to James W. Nicholson Esqre, New Geneva, Pennsylvania
Death of Joseph H. Nicholson, the author's cousin, on 4 March 1817. ". . . he was a constant visitor and friend interested in my concerns like a Brother . . . . The Mayor & Common council, The Bar who have agreed to wear Black, The free people of color to whom he was a tried friend in releasing all unjustly confined &c &c all and hundreds more followed in procession to the Tomb".