Newport 11 mo 14th 1861My dear FrankI wrote a few lines after dinnerquite hastily before going to ride, and hardly knowwhat I have told thee, so that if I mention the samething over again thee must not be surprised.We are regularly settled down here now, and feelourselves really as a part of Mary Williams' family, theyare so kind and attentive to us, and Hannah Williamsis so very pleasant and agreeable. That the time glidesby within doors as rapidly as when we are out, whichincludes the greater part of the time, with the exceptionof sleeping hours, which occupies a great deal. I havethee and the children in mind a great deal, andwonder how it is I can feel so easy about you,tho' every now and then some few fears will enterin about whether the little ones will be dressed warm enough in the day timeand covered enough at night +c, and whether theolder ones are able to drive the pony without Lillie.Please remember that Chellie could not hold him one day when riding. But I do not dwell upon suchthings long, remembering at once that thee is at homeand will attend to all these things for me. I rec'dChellie's portraits, but could not bear to look atsuch caricatures, dear little children Alfred, Franky
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