James D[avie] Butler
The Green Mts. are not sublime--but they are charming. Lake George which I went through for the 4th time.--I know not where it has a rival in islets multitudinous.In Ohio I had a week with a sister five years my senior. Yet her hair is abundant and retains its natural color. After a Detroit visit with a friend made on the Nile in 1868.--I steamed hither on a steamer no whit behind the 24 which bore me round the globe. In electrics it is in advance of whatever was possible till these last years. Often have I made excursions on this chiefest among our ten thousand unsalted sea, but never before have I laid behind me all its 302 miles of length.All my children are here. Here we abide till the heated term is over. Henry remembers with gratitude your early mouldings, and regrets that his visit to Everett was on flying wings.--which made it impossible to find you out. Let us hope the rebellion of the members against the belly is over.--and that no hand will say to the head, "I have no need of thee.Very regardfully yrs.James D. Butler.
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
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