Really I believe I must begin my letter with an apology if I can [frame] one for not writing sooner[.] in the first part of the week we expected that you would be in the country so that you would not receive our letters any sooner, by our writing then than if we were to write later. One of us expected to write yesterday but monthly meeting [held] in so late that we were not done dinner till the time the mail went- Sarah Emlen was at meeting yesterday She both preached & appeared in supplication in the first meeting & in monthly meeting we could hear her so distinctly through the partition as to distinguish the words sometimes. When she first arose I thought that it was Elizabeth Evans & as it was a rainy day & monthly meeting it reminded me much of the time you came out with us last winter that I fairly looked to see whether you were
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