P.S. Pa declined going to New Orleans with
Uncle John, Speaks of getting Cousin Jessie to
go with him.)
At Home Feb. 11th /58"
My dear Brother,)
Your letter of the 8th
inst, came to hand just in time. In
time for what you ask. I answer, in time
to prevent me from replying to yours of the 3rd.
Such a letter, from you, to me, is un-
worthy of its author. You were not half
so severely shocked, when you heard that
I was to be married on the 25th of this
month, as I was, on pursuing the con-
tents of your letter, I intended writing
you one in reply, praying in your
own coin, with interest; - but for once
in my life, I will endeavor to return good for
evil. You know it is not my nature to��
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