Eliza S. Hendricks
when it comes from the book-seller's shelf? Whether or not, your sending it gave me pleasure. It showed rembrance. The inscription on the fly leaf pleased me too. I am glad you cherish pleasing memories of my brother William. You lost a steadfast friend when he passed away. My Chico brother and his family are fond of you. I wish, in some of your wanderings you might look in upon them once more. I attended a reception this week, given by a lady in honor of her mother, an old citizen. There I met Mrs. Graydon, Mrs. Moores and that precious piece of porcelain-Miss Kate. Shall we ever see her like again? Mrs. Moores spoke of Janet's pleasure at receiving your book, also hers in reading a delightful letter from you. Janet is very happy to be at home, and I think that time and cheerful environment, will work entire physical and mental restoration. She is just recovering form an attack of Grippe. How rich you are in the affectionate admiration of that interesting family group.Are you perfectly sure my dear friend that Douglas squirrals do like Scotch balleds, but scamper when the good old hymn is whistled? That is as good as any "fish story" I ever read. We were speaking of it yesterday at dinner. I told my brother that I would not believe it if it had not come from a truthful man. Do not think that I doubt it for a moment however. I believe, all that you state as fact. I am glad you are writing another book. I shall look
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