[in margin: 845] 00871  Mother has felt little anxiety concerning you: she believes “the same kind power that has so long led you on your way, will not forsake nor forget to care for you now, but she will be glad when you come home and let her also have a little care over you.” She is quite well again, and papa will be so too after resting awhile, we hope. He was sixty six years old, last Saturday, so we kept two days of thanksgiving — and of prayer in silence. Several friends from the city came during the week, but after all were gone, a steady November rain arrived, and is yet beating down upon the roof. Last night I waited beside the glowing fire till midnight, and then till one, all alone with myself and your letters. The wind sighed and moaned without
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