F[rances] N. Pelton
 who died that we might live. John, pray for me and my family, that we may all be sharers in that great salvation. Mr Radclif has left this town to preach at De Soto, a town upon the river north of here. Not many tears shed about his depart- ture. I went over to McGregor last Sabbath and heard the Baptist minister, Mr. Moor -- liked him very well. I must close. Little Fannie is sitting by the side of me trying to get hold of my paper. She sends you a great many kisses, and says [she] wishes John would come back again. Write soon Ever your true friend, F. N. Pelton00259 Prairie du Chin, Feb. 3d, '61 Well John, I really ought to be ashamed not to have answered your kind letter before this time - but be assured it is not because I had forgotten to do so. I intended to have done so, a week ago, but for some reason I have not found myself with pen in hand, until now. Your name has been mentioned almost every day since you left. We were really lonely without you -- by we I mean those of us who used to sit in the little sitting room around the writing desk.
Prairie du Chien, [Wisc.]
1861 Feb 3
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm
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