A.L.S. . �Aff. Your Sister� [Roxana Chapin Gerdine] to [Emily McKinstry Chapin]. Fragment. 4pp.)
to say and it does not seem as if the time would ever come today them. The gulf seems widening with your increasing family & mine I do not see how we are ever to travel I can never go without Tom & Chapin the former is worse about me than a baby and indeed is much more close to me. I hope he may be cured but do not know. he sleeps in my room & in fact is scarcely ever out of my sight & he is so large now. he is almost unmanageable when his attacks come on. Tom wrote you about Emmetts last illness I suppose. he had a life of suffering & like an old person had worn completely out. He would say to Lizzie �I have been sick so long when will I get well� it was pitiful to hear him talk. I believe his heath will prove beneficial to his father. he was a very worldly man absorbed in the pleasures & cares & perfectly devoted to that
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