In the summer of 1833 while living in Salem, mother and Aunt Rachel nursed during a severely fatal visitation of cholera, but never contracted the disease. When allowed to suggest a rem edy, they always used the Thomsonian medicines, which generally proved efficacious. Part of the time while living there mother kept house for a widowed brother-in-law, Edmund N ewby, who had one child, Sarah Jane, not far from my own age, making a pleasant little playmate for me. His second marriage rendered it necessary for her to obtain another home, which she did, continu ing her trade of bonnet making, — Aunt Rachel sometimes staying with her. I remember a bonnet made for myself to wear to meet ing, very much like the bonnets now worn by the Dunkers, and which I thought very pretty. When mother had been in the west about four years, she took brother Joseph and myself, and went back to Grandfather Ed wards', owing to their continued solicitations for her to come where her children could have better educational facilities than were then afforded in the west.