My Dear Wife My telegram will have let thee know that the fickle minded old man has determined to wait & get all the good out of Susquehanna Co. that he can & let his wife go away to get all the good out of Newport she can, without even coming home to bid her farewell. And the boys too, they are to get all the good out of the 2nd story rooms & Philadelphia midsummer heat that they can. It looks selfish - & I dare say it is - & yet I tried to look at the question dispassionately, & considering that Lilly wanted us to stay & that Anna & Carrie were having a happy time, I determined as soon as I found for certain that Alf could go to Newport with thee that it would be best for us to remain till the time cousins Edgar
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