June 23, 1874.Dear Mary Your letter which was mailed yesterday was also rec’d yesterday and now that breakfast is over I must give expression to my feeling by means of my pencil. Now that a night is past since read- ing your unpleasant news I think I am proposed to say that I am very glad that you have prospects of accomplishing something substantial in the painting line my wish is that it may be the beginning of pleasure and profit in that sphere for you. On first receiving the intelligence of your contemplated stay in M — during the whole vacation [deleted: my] I was seiged with a strange desire to kill, anihilate or in some way put out of existence a document so opposed in its [illegible]ort to my every feeling I did not know how much in my loneliness I had based upon a sisters company until I found myself to be continuous by deprived of it. But when I reached my own room disappointment12[in margin: Mothers love to you, and also that of your Loving sister Joanna Have you written to Miss [Cushman?]? “ “ made any calls?]
1874 Jun 23
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