Annie K[ennedy] Bidwell
weeks from date”, and in that time I had no opportunity to write, owing to our hav- ing a lady with us in the last stage of consumption, who died on the 14th of Aug. at our house. Her case was the saddest I have ever met, & enlisted my heart and hands, fully, so that I could not write you though I was anxious to do so, for I had not been able to thank your for your pleasant good bye letter, as Mrs Covley came to us a few days after my return from San Francisco. General has been too busy to write you, but enjoys your letter extremely, & intends writing so soon as he can crowd a letter into the space [ allowed?] him for many more duties than he can perform. He is putting up a build- ing for our Agricultural fair, and — Well, I will not begin or I shall not know where to end. He went to Tehema Monday night on business for an estate for which he is one of the executors, returning this morning, so your letter came in most 00810
Rancho Chico [Calif.]
1878 Sep 4
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 26 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0892
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