Richland Oct 23rd 1849 )
Dear Mary )
I have this day been solicited by my "
[friend?] - that I might consent to Dr. Wm. [?]
to visit you - which out of policy have con-
sented he should do - but avail myself of this
opportunity by Mrs Russell to say to you - not
to encourage his visits or acquaintance farther
- as I think I know there are many reasons
why you should not.)
This I can explain more satisfactorily
when 1 see you. Let this suffice on this
[score]. Your letter is just to hand to day
without a word on the subject of your health
Hoping you may employ to profit your time -to.)
Jane Roberts with us but a day or two [since]
and all are well. Mr Norris has abandoned
his school & is to be resumed shortly under
the auspices of a Mr Harris. No news of importance )
Write me in answer to this and when I have
more leisure will write you more fully and satisfactorily.)
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