Mary [Trout ?]
past danger, Do not do anything that will run any risk of injuring the other. When I was reflecting on your condition and what you would be draining comfort from the first that entered my thoughts was your favorite hymn "There's a friend thats ever near" I know you will have thought of this and many more things long ere this. Hattie and Charlie have written such long letter that we will tire you to read them so I will shorten my part. When you get so that it will not hurt you to travel We would consider ourselves highly favored to share our humble home with you as long as you could enjoy your self with us. I sometimes think it is very selfish of us to think of wanting you to come to such a dull rough place where compared to where you are. One thing it is healthful Father is not as well and strong as when Hattie last wrote you. Maggie is about the same, the rest are as usual I am getting quite equal to my duties and domestic way. Much love and sincere wishes for your welfare from your cordial friend Mary 00398
1867 Mar 28
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm
Reel 01, Image 0966
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