Novr 3. 1843.
Mrs Hunter (your Brothers adopted daughter) died at Keswick in Cumberland on Sunday the 8th October last. I beg you will have the kindness to inform Mrs Hunters children by her former husband of this melancholy event. I say melancholy, but, religiously speaking, I believe Mrs Hunters death was wisely ordained and regulated by God. Her health had long been precarious, her sufferings lately very acute and distressing  to witness. Three years ago I was ordained a minister of our established Church, and Mrs Hunter had latterly become serious and devoted much of her time to the poor of the parish. She died relying confidently but not presumptuously in the atonement of Jesus Christ alone. I never could ascertain whether she was brought up as a Catholic or Protestant, but during a long period of my union with her, she believed in the very vast errors of Romanism. On her deathbed I could not  trace the slightest reliance on any other mediator but Jesus Christ, and as she studied the written word of God very attentively and I trust humbly, I believe God opened her heart and understanding to all its saving truths. She received the greatest comfort from her knowledge and love of the truth as revealed in the word of God. She was attacked with a violent dysentery about 6 weeks before her death, a complaint which she had been long subject, but in a milder form, and this was  superseded by dropsy. Her pains were very acute and distressing to witness during the last 15 days of her existence, but she bore them with great fortitude, and resignation, was contented nay anxious to die, to depart hence from suffering, and be with the Lord in glory. Having been united to her nearly 18 years I feel her loss very much, especially as she was growing daily fitter for a better world, and fully aware of the folly and sinfulness of the very best of men, who have neither the knowledge, nor the love of God, in their hearts.
I am, honoured Sir,
Your obedt servant
my address, is, Revd David Hunter, Keswick, Cumberland.