Awbury 10/18/99My dear wife I received thy lovely letter this morning and am very much obliged to thee for it. I agree with all that thee says but thee knows that though "the spirit may be willing yet the flesh is weak." I am afraid however I gave thee a wrong impression as to my time in New York. I was not worried about the non-arrival of the steamer. I mean I was not apprehensive that anything had happened. but the constant state of expectancy and the fear of missing her if you went away at all was rather wearing. Well it is all over now and Algie is at home and it is lovely to have him. This morning I went over to the School to see about affairs and then went on into town. I went to see Dr. Biney and asked him about Anna. Poor man his wife was (or rather is) desperately ill with blood poison and he said today pneumonia had set in and
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