W[illiam] P. Gibbons
Alameda 4/ 1897_Dear John.I waked up three days ago with a clear brain surmounting my cervical pedistle. The old fellow had been skedaddling off in various directions for about three consecutive months without permission & I suppose he found no better quarters than those he was brought up in so he concluded to return home. I'm quite [illegible] to see him & as he gets pretty good treatment, he may remain a little longer into '86. Three months occlusion from the world is a pretty serious matter; & when you come to add it on to the jag end of life, it is quite a serious abstraction from the little that is left. I will not be able to go out for some time, so you must call in & see me. With kindest remembrances to the family I am as everAffectionately yoursW. P. Gibbons_02266
circa 1897 Apr [?]
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Reel 09, Image 0855
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