Philada. 6 mo 30 1853Dear ClemmyWe have heard of a good conveyance for the accompanying box whose contents I hope have not lost their virtue by keeping. Elizabeth desired me to tell thee that if she had known of it sooner she would have written & that she was very glad to get thy letters in which I join very heartily. Indeed I have enjoyed reading both thine & hers accordingly & they have very much put me out of the notion of writing- therefore I have been casting about for something to send thee which will make up for the lack of agreeable matter there will be on this paper. Now I dare say there are new & interesting books which I should like to send thee if I knew all about them, but it is so much more satisfactory to give books that
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