[letterhead]Jany 28, 1908My Dear Friend:Your kindly greeting by card was very grateful to me. I note your name occasionally in the papers. Once, perhaps two years ago, with keen regret that you were reported dangerously ill. I trust that you recovery has been complete.I am doing some very congenial work for the public just now which this letter head discloses. This will be mailed from Des Moines when I am just closing a two weeks stay delving among old archives and old newspapers and interviewing old citizens. For there are no official records on file of Iowa soldiers in the Mexican war, and very little of her territorial militia. I expect in the interest of the work, to visit Madison, Wis., and lay tribute on the ample stones of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It will be my first visit since I left the room in the old North Dormitory in June 1861. I think I can pick it out easily enough04369
1908 Jan 27
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
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