E [liza ] S. Hendricks
00894by me, you would call upon her, The contingency is rather remote is it not? If it had been less so, I should the more regret its not having been in my power to comply with hers. Mason’s request at an earlier date. What a way you have of hiding away from your friends by the year or the two years. I read your letter to Mrs. Moores — also to Janet, and enjoyed them. I told Mrs. Moores that, when I sat down to read them, I was suffering from that great affliction — a [petty?] annoyance; and that you took my away off, and under the influence of the “everlasting [illegible]lls” which always — “have power to quiet The restless pulse of care, And come like the benediction That follows after prayer.” I am glad to hear that you really think of turning your steps eastward soon. I hope it will not end in thought, but that you will indeed give us the pleasure of taking you by the hand once more. I remember
1880 Mar 22
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
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