This second letter was written to his nephew, Ira Stewart, of Middlebury, Vt:
"Salem, N.Y., Feby. 22d, 1837.
"I received yours of the 8th, respecting your father's services in the revolutionary war which I knew nothing about only by hearsay as I was not in this part of the country at the time of his service and after I came here I have heard people say that he was a Sergeant in Capt. McCracken's Company and that is all I know about it and there is not one living as I know of that was with him. I have tried to find out some one but I cant and this is all I know of the business.
Our friends and family are all well. I was up to see your aunt Elice (Alice?) last week and found her well, though very much beared down. I recd. a letter last week from Ohio; our friends there are all well. Your aunt Isabel Moor is well; her husband is dead. Aunt Betty, Samuel's widow died about a year ago. Give my respects to your family and tell your mother that I intended to come and see her all this winter but my health is not as good as it has been therefore I think that I shall not go. I ad no more but remain your affectionate unkle Till Death.
"Ira Stewart, Robert Stewart.