My Dear S. Yours of Sept. 20 is just rec’d. I do not expect to go East this fall on account of the pressure in the money market as nothing could be accomplished. I may go in the Winter if times change.
I have been to Quindaro three days settling up accounts etc. I have slept but little for two nights, not going to bed last night till 3 oclock & I feel flat tonight, so please excuse me if I am no brighter than I should be. It would afford me great pleasure to feel that I could hide away in some obscure place with you & rest. I am getting sick of this turmoil & strife. I am about ready to go Mr Grover to South America.
I am afraid you will not be able to keep house alone but I desire that you should do as you prefer. Perhaps one of the Hunt girls would be of some service to you or some little boy. You could not well live all alone when I am away as I suppose I must be some times.
If you don’t think best to keep house we can board as we have done. I don’t want you to make yourself sick or unhappy. I will send in this a draft on Mr. H. Sampson for $150. I have no other draft or I would send more.
I think I will meet you at St. Louis & if you think best we can make some purchases there. This letter will reach you about the 8th & I will meet you in St. Louis on the 20th at Barnum’s hotel, or have a letter there for you with the hotel keeper. You can probably get most of your things such
as carpets, blankets etc. about as cheap at St. L as at Cincinnati. I cannot prescribe well for E. at this distance as I have not the power of spiritual communication, but from what you say of her I should think that the enclosed prescriptions would help her.
No letters from Sophie or any one else. Claim is stat u quo. Emily has returned. Alfred’s things are not removed except in part. The beds yet remain etc. Ms. Earl is in the house & wants to remain but I sent word to her that you would want it by the 1st of Nov.
In haste & love Your own C
Love to E. & family