I have been thinking with so much affection on you, that I should long since have written you, had I not thought the dear ones at your other home had told you all of interest, but finding this morning their engagements prevented them from writing as they wished, I determined to indulge in the sweet pleasure of communing with you, and where do you think I am seated? In dear sister Clemmie’s room, by the window, she at the foot of the bed writing to Julia Reeve. She submits to the trial of not being able to accompany your dear Mother, with her accustomed sweetness. I ask father to let the children stay with us & give his consent for them forth to go, but he did not wish to part with them so we must
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