Let me see your letter What is this John imaginary maid is that so well to a pity. but I hope it will not be so always but John when you see the real maid send for me for I would give a bawlee to see her to. You wished me to tell you in my letter how I know it gives so much pain to love and not be loved again all I can say about that is I have heard it said that those who were in that disease seemed to be pained very much about it as for having an experience- ed heart [illegible] John what have you been thinking on that is out of the road altogether but John as I make a kin of confident of you I may tell you I got a kiss in a dream and it being the first I ever experience- ed real or imaginary it gave me such a fright that it waked me up so yousee I aint drilled much to the [illegible] yet. I have been very particular in addressing your questions though it tickled me some so so I have been chopping some now days William and I cut one it was four feet through at the butt and when we cut it of 12 feet longe it was 3 feet through and I think times must have changed greatly since it was a g[illegible] The Indians I suppose must have been thick around here then perhaps at has been a [illegible] tree for many a happy couple and where two hostile tri[illegible] met and made a peace nay perhaps it is so old that it was the only one standing then and maybe they had it all flowing over with strings of beads with a seat of honour near the top where each chief sat and made a speech and then
1858 Feb 22
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