F[rances] N. Pelton
 We are all quite well -- even "Little Fannie", is getting quite strong. She can walk about by chairs and will soon walk quite alone. I think she would know you. She can speak several words quite distinctly. I hope and pray that her life, which has seemed as frail, may be spared to be a blessing to us in after years. If here parents are not spared to enjoy her society she may make herself useful to others. Surely we know not what a day may bring forth, and how little do we realize it. We are getting along about as we were when you were [here]. Ezra does the chores about the house. Our family is not as large as it was. Cate is gone, and in her place I have a Sarah. Miss Merrill is talking of going soon. John, we have wished you were here many a time since you left. How have you got along at your new business. You must write and let us hear all about your success. You are very kindly remembered by all, and enquired after. Now you must remember your promise to write me occasionally as long as you live. We shall ever be happy to hear of your prosperity we have one common interest in securing an interest in that Savior
Prairie du Chien, [Wisc.]
1861 Feb 3
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