Firstday 9mo. 26 1869 My dear wife It will sound almost ridiculous to say that I have had no time for writing since I got home before now, but such appears to be the fact. At least no time unless I put something else one side, which perhaps thee will think I ought to have done, as of less importance. I got home quite comfortably on 5th day reaching N.Y. in time to take something in the shape of breakfast with Amos before the 8.40 train for Phia left. In the afternoon I rode over to [Fathers] to let them know about you. I found how ever Amos was before me, as he got out of the train at the N. Penna R.R. & had not afterwards gone into town but taken the bags over with him to the Lane. They were of course well pleased to hear that the Newport scheme promised to turn out so well & I think it may have a happy reaction on them. House keeping seems to
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