Emily [O. Pelton]
I do not forget the first long ramble we had these years ago when we passed through Pr du Chin, the specimens which I then collected though not very well pr[illegible] have many interesting operations, I wish I could pass again over the same route, I have not made any very long excursions this spring for plants, and perhaps may not this summer, though by no means acquainted with all that inhabit our meadows & woods, the mosses especially, thickens so well represented here are comparatively little known, a good microscope is indispensible in their analysis do you ever find time to botanize - these cold limestone rocks so abundant in your neigh- borhood is an excellent field for ferns and many other interesting plants which will grow not where else We have been making a flower garden arround our home here If you have any flower seeds which it would not yet be too late to sow, and which we have not, will you be so good as send us a few. We have dasies, & hiliss , & [illegible] & common cowslip, & thyme, a few kinds of phlox, hya[illegible], [illegible], and a few other common flowers. I have thought & thought about Mrs Goodrich; you will of course know how she is. will you please tell me particularly about her in your next I am always very happy to hear anything concerning my friends It seems long since I heard from Mrs Newton I wrote her about nine months ago, Father Newton of Mass' is also one [epistle?] in debt What has become of Byron Hewitt, Do you ever hear from Mrs Johnson or
Near Meaford, [Canada]
1865 May 23
Reel 01, Image 0696
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