I now sit down to write these few lines to you hoping this letter finds you safe. I dersay you will think it funny of me wrighting to you but I feel this. I ought to right and ask you if it is so that your son Mr H T Seume as been killed in ashun as I am a friend of his of some years in Canada. I have been righting backwards and forwards to him untill I received a letter saying he as gone to a better land. I do not know weather he every told you that he stayed with us for some years or not but I feel that I should wright to you as you are is Mother and ask you if it is true or not. I do hope an trust that you will answer this letter to me of course there is always likely to be mistake but for all that I have not heard from your son since the 3rd of Oct I could not make it out why I never got a answer to my letter. This is the first letter I have had returned as yet. I guess I shall have some more come yet. I have sent your son some presents but I don't look for them back. Oh I do hope it is not true. He was so well liked with the children, he was just like one of our own and always made himself at home.
I think this is all for the moment.
Your faithfull friend
Mrs S Heywood