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Untitled Document North Elba Nov 15th 1854

Dear Mother

Father arrived here last night, and is well with the exception of a cold. We are rejoiced to hear that he has given up the idea of going to Kansas, but will move here this winter, if he can get feed for his cattle, which he is going to look after, [xxx] and if he can he will move on here immediately, or as soon as he can go home and get all things ready. He says that he shall start for home very soon. Henry will get the house fixed so that it will be comfortable for you to move into, if he can get lumber, as fast as he wants it, but if he can’t get it quite ready by the time you get here you can live with us, until the house is ready. I am realy glad that you are coming here for we need you here, as much or more than you will be needed in Kansas. The folks will all be glad enough to hear that you will come here yet. I am glad to hear that you and all are so well. Father says that

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that [sic] Wealthy is still with you yet, and that John has gone to Cincinatti. I wish Wealthy would come and see us before she goes west. We sent a letter to Vernon last week, but am afraid they will not get it very soon. I hope she will write to us. Well An and Saidy I expect to see you before long, and also the little girl. I expect she is something nice from father’s description. He says that little Johny walks and talks like a good fellow.

There is going to be a good school here this winter we think. I have written about all that will be interesting to you. Johnny can’t hardly make out what we mean when we talk about your baby. Good bye for the present. Your affectionate daughter Ruth

PS Tell Jason that we mean to write to him and Ellen soon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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