Letter. Maria N[icholson] Montgomery, New York, New York, to James W. Nicholson Esqre P. M., New Geneva, Pennsylvania
Frances Witter Nicholson has sold a New York property ("this old Mansion") at auction for $33,000, and next week will move into a rented, 3-story brick house on Hammond St. "Mama bids me tell you that she has been induced to sell this property chiefly on your account, that you may be enabled thereby to get out of debt, and hopes you will yourself & teach your children, never to live beyond your income . . . . their habits I fear are rather extravagant for their situation . . . ."