[Ludlow] & Abby H. Patton
to look at. Oh yes I forget we have had a great General and expresident and great American traveler for a week and a city full of red, white and blue flags floating from hill top to hill top. We have not known such an oration or so much p[illegible]tion since we sent our best bl[illegible] of the north to west out the accursed slavery Talk of atonement, who ever knew a more fearful atoning for sin than that our nation North and South East and West passed through in the great Rebellion. Mr Patton and I were among the enthusiastic to welcome General Grant. Now we are going in the morning to [star?] command. Stopping at Salt Lake City, Denver – Le[illegible]ville – St Louis & other points on the way to New York. We have read of you in the Bulletin and heard of you through Dr & Mrs Kendall. By the way how you enjoy little hils at the Missionaries. Hope they or the Indians wont kill you – Do write us and do come to New York and be [lionized?] a while[in margin: Your old friends and fellow [illegible] [passengers?][illegible] Mrs [Patton?]][in margin: 73] to teach other people how to love them. When you come to see us we will sit on a blanket and sing [illegible] Buns songs while you give us the [illegible] [illegible] Scotch [accent?]. I write to say more [illegible] have you to se[illegible] Mr Patton and my love and [illegible] you I bless the day that our eyes saw you and the glories of Alaska.[in margin: your friend Abby [H. Patton?]]
Palace Hotel, San Francisco, [Calif]
1879 Oct 5
Original letter dimensions: 22 x 14 cm.
Reel 03, Image 1156
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