Woodbourne, 9 mo. 6, 1883. Dear Father: I received thy letter of the 4th just last evening, and read it with some apprehension till I came to the last part when thee had discovered on the post-care the announcement of the arrival of the missing peaches, safe, if not altogether sound. Their condition, however, was not bad considering the time they had been on the road, and we have enjoyed them very much. (The cover of the basket was only secured by a string tied with a bow know in a manner highly suggestive and tempting to the frail virtue of the train men, and I suppose we can hardly expect them to stay their hands where pilfering is made so easy for them.) In regard to the method of securing them, I will
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