[Frances N.] Pelton
I am in Mass with my friend or Parents I should have said My health has been very poor since winter. One of my lungs has been quite diseased. I was not able to travel but had company and was very anxious to be with my mother you know that we always feel, when we are sick that no one can do for us like a mother __ Well John how is it with you. You have been home and are back in school again. It seems that you are going to continue on through __ And what then __ "What are you going to make Are you going to follow some business that will call out your mechanical genius as are you going totake some profession. Whatever you may do, I sincerely hope you may never be influenced to give up the honest pure minded sen- timents of your heart, foun- ded upon the "love of Christ" I used to think I seldom, if ever, saw a person less contaminated with wordly associations, and influences, than yourself. The Christian character is beautiful, when it is to be found in its purity. But that is not often this side of the "spirit world" John I wish you were here. Would you not like to be set back a "century" and see something old well if you were here
1862 Jul 11
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