[James Davie] Butler
 Most of my strength has suddenly returned I am well now; but tears of gratitude come at the remembrance of your kind words, and I will not forget them. The eye is not entirely lost - it still occupies its home - is not very much altered in appearance - and can look out in cloudy day. For some days all sight was gone, and my first physician said that it would not return, but a little has come, and though from its indistinctness it is of comparatively little use I prize it beyond telling and cling to the hope that possibly more and clearer light may come to it hereafter. Now that my mind has returned, I feel that this cup is from our Father, and is given in love. I thank you for your invitation to Madison I long to see you & yours and Mrs Carr, and your dear lakes & flowers, but I think it is improbable that I shall leave Ind - this summer. I was sorry to hear of your sickness - I trust that you will gather that harvest of knowledge which is beyond the atlantic. May God bless your ab- undant labors -
 Apr 27
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