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|Summary:||This is a letter from Sarah Bell to her sister Ann Jane Bell, dated August 7, 1839. Jane's infant has died and Sarah offers her condolences. She explains that though she wants to visit Jane, she cannot due to their father's illness. She mentions a local election, the books the family has been reading, and the state of their horses. She writes about the illness of their brother William, and other illnesses and deaths in the community.|