Dear Bro. I have but a few minutes to write this eveng as we have but one pen holder & Mary & Anna have been using that till the present time, half past ten, & as we breakfast at seven, early hours of retiring seem advisable. Thy letter dated yesterday came today, one of the few which have reached us in the regular course of mail. It was accompanied by letters written the day before & 2 days before. My paper also comes very irregularly. It will however make little difference as we propose leaving here next second day. We had a regular storm yesterday, first N.E. & then N.W & it blew violently from from the N.W. all night. To day has been tolerably clear, but tonight it is cloudy with every appearance of another rain. Susan is hardly well enough to bear the journey, but we give up in despair expecting her to get any good here. She is somewhat stronger than when we left Phila & I trust the journey home may do her good rather than harm. Anna feels very much obliged to mother for the trouble She has taken in procuring girls for her & feels sorry that she
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