Western Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane
Near Pittsburgh on P, F. W. & C. Ry.
Dixmont, Allegheny Co., Pa.
Jan 8 1870
11 a. m.
My dear wife,
I have seen our poor Eliza. She is insensible but far from pain and dying She may live some hours She has [ ] care I baptised her I came straight through and they stopped the train for me
I slept none + am much shattered from seeing her I go now to Pittsburg but will return at 4 + remain all night as I intend to see her die. I will bring Anna Sculs down. Rely on me for all that is right.
God bless you + our most dear children
Your affectionate husband
Send this to Father
Wm. A. Stokes.
Jan. 8. 1870