Philada 9 mo 22 1857Dear Clemmy"I don't want to write to thee a bit. I don't like to write to anybody mucha bit & I don't like to write to thee the least bit" because I have no such facility as makes it seem at all like talking face to face. But I want thee to be at ease immediately about Carry & Netty's coming & staying & going. We have it all in [t..?] & though I do not expect to take the least trouble in the promises I want thee to feel renewedly assured that I shall be glad to do anything I can for them or thee. Our house in [?] is open thee knows so there will be no difficulty about lodging. We shall be very glad to have a visit from them. We shall be a very small family at Awbury. Frank & Anna & all (seven souls) have been starting for Newport for two or three days past, but hitherto easterly winds & the dread of Point Judith under their
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