are all very, very happy. I know the pleasures of such meetings after a long absence Would that I could drop in upon your just now, instead of writing, and see "father, and mother, and Maggie, and Sarah". Remember me kindly to them all, and tell them I feel almost acquainted with them through you. I know I would like them. Perhaps I could "play Maggie" better were I to see her. You know John what I did the best I could, under the cir- cumstances. I have had a good visit from my brother at Janesville, and expect him here again in a couple of weeks. He wants me to go home with him, but I shall probably remain here six, or eight weeks longer. When I do go, I will replace the book which has given you to much anxiety. I am sorry you have been such trouble about it as the loss can be so easily remedied. I am at the bottom of my last page, and will close hoping you will keep me informed of your whereabouts Very truly your friend Eveline Lone Rock July 17, 1861Dear friend John, I thank you very much for your two good long letters. It was in my heart to answer your first one soon after its reception, but I was then indebted to several friends for letters, which of course must first be answered Other duties then came in and finally Mrs Pelton came and spent eleven days with me, and while she was here Mr Pelton came, and spent a Sabbath, on his way to Madison where he expected to see you, but did not find you. Mrs P. looked very thin and pale, but she improved in health a good deal while here. I enjoyed their visit exceedingly. They both feel little Fannie's death very much of course. I think Mrs. P. is more re- conciled to the bereavement than 00300
Lone Rock, [Wisc]
1861 Jul 17
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