May 11 1858"
I again am privilege of scribling you
a line in reply to your favor to Georgiana that come to hand but
a day or two since," I am also on reflection due Jerrie
a line and you'll receive this as two in one. I was pained
to learn of your protracted spell and hope before this you
have long since recovered," I have nothing new to write, but merely
to indulge a wish by way of letting you know that we are all
still alive." As you are doubtless in correspondence regularly
with Jerrie your brother I can write you nothing new as to
him. He complains in his late note but a few days since rec'd
of a slight indigistion, resulting I imagine in the too full
indulgence of the good things of the talk as these things are
just to hand. Weigh 150 pounds and as Burns would say
as fat as a fool." In writing of the first prospect he
seems to enjoy a perfect ecstacy and in other respects I
refer to his study I have not the least doubt but he is
doing well. He writes Mr Dennis & suit Miss Virge of course
were on their return trip in Oxford at time of his last writing
me." Miss Virge attended a (______) given by Prof Barnard and
was all the rage. Had been on visit to Presbytery, Huntsville
Ala." Mrs Harrington but a few days since requested I should
present you have best wishes - in fine health & looks well. -
poor Bob and wife have separated and seeks a location in Hear
Neighborhood to sell pills, Dr Spencer having changed his loc."
to one on Yazoo River, Then they go bobbing around. You will
be pained to learn of Dr Yundell's death a few weeks since
was on spree Yazoo City & went home & died at night, no one knowing
how or when but I judge of
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