James D[avie] Butler
My Anna went to Superior two weeks ago and we hoped would be frozen out and come home at Thanksgiving. She however, finds that her brothers have provided a new house with a furnace. We have hence no more hope of her.- But my Agnes and I are all the more counterparts and help-meets. My letter reached Miss Catharine Merrill and has already brought me a reply She speaks of her brother as now on his way home. So he must be ousted from his consulship. You know just before he started for India he lost much by fire. How often the best have the worst lot! - But what is worst? "College Tom" - a quaker job in the [lovelist?] Rhode Island 1700-1800 by his grandson's granddaughter", is a book I would be sorry not to have read. In the 24 years since our [illegible] above the Nevada fall what fugacious years we have passed. What a joy as I wear out is faith in a life beyond life - the lost on earth restored in heaven - where we shall know god better and can serve him more nobly than belongs to the lot of earth. Grace enwheel us roundJames D. Butler.01742
1893 Nov 6
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 07, Image 1405
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