If my humble efforts in the epistolary line would to anything to cheer thee I am sure I would most gladly make them- but really I am growing so very stupid and uninteresting, that I fear even thy kind eyes will fail to find anything worth perusing.
Emma’s kind letter was a real comfort to me, and I am exceedingly obliged to her for it and would be very glad to have it repeated. How nice it must have been for thee to have her with thee, while thee was sick, in addition to thy other nurses- I hope by this time thee has much improved in strength and in flesh too- I wish my dear
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