Philada 6 mo 19th 1834My dear brotherLetters written in the counting room under the pressure of business, & subject to all its various interruptions can possess but little of that ease which give grace & interest to epistolary correspondence; and yet under such circumstances I must write to thee or omit writing at all. I am glad however that others have written to thee by this conveyance who do not labour under such disadvantages. By this time, I indulge the hope, thou art enjoying the beautiful scenery of England, & partaking of the comforts & conveniences attendant upon its high state of improvement. That they may contribute to the restoration of thy health is, my brother, my ardent desire.Mother's health appears to be quite restored. My own is very good, & so is that of my family, except our infant, whose health is delicate, though better than it has been. She has been troubled with a cold affecting her head & eyes & one of her arms. Our relations in this city are I believe all well. We have not heard from brother William since his marriage except at New York. He has gone with Susan on a journey of pleasure. They go by way of Providence & Boston to Albany, & thence to Niagara. We have all been pleased with our new sister & hope she will
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