"consideration " having passed between us. If you made me rich, I feel with you, that you are at least equally rich. I have been showered upon with good things since I am in my present condition. God in his mercy and love clothes with flowers the scars that threaten to deface earth and is make.Since writing last, the good wife and dear babe have returned quite unexpectedly. The old, [illegible] was improving, and the wife and mother must have felt, that I was waiting for her with open arms. We have a feast of good feeling everyday, and the materialism of [illegible] the most delicious bunches of grapes that came to [illegible] house this [illegible] detracts none from the genuiness of happiness. I am a new man since, the [illegible] weeks. I will see the day yet when I plant [illegible]and trail them with rosebushes.The dear wife sends her kind regard end words of appreciation for your cheer for us. I enclose one half of the letter that babe wrote to me from the land where the pines grow.With best wishes for you and your home sincerely yours[illegible]
1902 Sep 25
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 12, Image 0662
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