The Female Prose Writers of America: With Portraits, Biographical Notices, and Specimens of their Writings/Frances B. M. Brotherson

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Frances Bennett Brotherson was born at Elmira, New York, Sept. 22d, 1816. She was the only daughter of Matthew McReynolds, Esq., merchant, of that place. In 1833, she was married to P. R. K. Brotherson, Esq.; and removed to Cadiz, Ohio, in 1836, where she resided until the year 1850. During the past year she has resided in the very beautiful and picturesque city of Peoria, Illinois.

Mrs. Brotherson has written numerous articles both in prose and verse, which have appeared chiefly in the Western periodicals. From one of these, the following piece is selected.