J. W. Sterling
too pupils of both sexes. Hoping that you will excuse my past neglect & promising you to do so no more I remain yours most cordially J M Sterling93000460  Oct 12, 1868 Madison Wis Oct. 12/68Dear Friend I am very much mor- tified that I should have neg- lected to answer your letter. In the great amount of correspondence I have to attend to your letter got mislaid and was forgotten. I can hardly feel that this is a sufficient justification. My duties are almost overwhelming I have this term seven [illegible] teaching a day besides my other numerous duties: Besides I have had considerable sickness in my family. Mrs Sterling has been sick for some time - very dangerously so - but is now getting better and I trust will be about in a short time. The children are well. They don't forget you
1868 Oct 12
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