[….] congratulate me on the possession of that excellent quality, so highly recommended in our own Book of Discipline, and known as punctuality. If memory serves me it is not over four weeks to day, since thee wrote me a note, which ended with a request that I should write soon. I therefore hastened to tell thee how [….] pleased I am that thy [….] granted my request. And I sincerely hope, that nothing may occur to make either of you regret the decision.
It does seem [….] taking time by the [….] as the saying is, but I wanted to be sure that
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