We had planned that as Anna has been staying with Mary for some time and is needed there, we could have mother stay with us, which she had with pleasure consented to do, and so make up house keeping entirely, and then when we came here we used all our powers of language to induce father to come too that we might have the great pleasure of taking care of both in their old age, but unhappily we could not persuade him. Now if it were not that our Father always provides a way, I would be very much troubled, for certain it is, father can never be left again in his present condition, but I am praying that his [in margin: Our address is - Cor. of Queen and Robinson sts. Hamilton Ontario, Can.]Hamilton, Can. July 1st 1880.Dear John: —You will be surprised to know that I am here with father in this far away country of the Queen but I have not given up my allegiance to Uncle Sam as I do not intend staying here always. Some time ago father was taken sick from a severe cold and sent for me to come to him accordingly I packed up at once and arrived in Hamilton four weeks ago today. I was pleasantly surprised however to find him nearly recovered
1880 Jul 1
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