Buffalo, [Wis.], March 9th, 1861.Dear friend John: I expect you will be thinking that I have forgotten you altogether by being so long in answering your letter sent to me, but you must not think so, for I have not forgotten you, nor do I think I ever will forget you. But the reason I was so long in writing to you is, when I received your letter there was some talk about your coming home, and therefore I delayed writing for a week, after that I went away from home to work out so that I did not have a chance to write, but coming home to-night I took the chance to write to you. I am well and enjoying good health. I am working at your father's just now and calculate to work there till harvest. I was glad to hear you were well. I would like very well to see you, but I am afraid it will be a long time before
1861 Mar 9
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