[Letter of 1879 June 12]


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[Letter of 1879 June 12]




Funeral service


Anderson, Caroline Still, 1848-1911 [recipient]






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Boston, June 12, 1879./ My very dear Mrs. Wiley/ Your postal/ has just been received & I hasten/ to relieve your mind of any doubt/ you may have of my continued/ good will and as to time, I do not/ know of you taking any that I/ did not heartily enjoy giving, in/ fact, it could hardly be called giving/ it for all that you gave me of your/ sunshiny presence, which seemed/ little to me, was far more enjoyable/ as ever & if I sometimes "think about" anything/ longer than I ought before [doing?] it you will excuse/ it, will you not [&?] write me when ever your/ valuable time will allow? I am going to/ "turn over a new leaf" in/ regard to writing./ Very sincerely/ L.J.P./ to me, than ever [mLove?] could/ have been to you./ Ever since we parted I have/ intended writing you, & each/ successive week I would say/ I shall have more to write/ Mrs. Wiley, and so the weeks/ have gone; yet no letter/ written, but I am going to/ write a long letter very soon/ for I have much to tell/ you. I am a very poor/ correspondent, but one who/ likes so much to receive/ letters ought not to be./ As to the pins I do not/ want any money for them,/ for I was so long in doing the work/ that when I sent them, I / said "they will speak for me/ until I can write"./ I only hope that you like/ them./ Miss [Hagard's?] paper was re-/ ceived. She is here for awhile./ Miss Garlin goes in a few days/ to [Haverwill?] to her sister Mrs Spencer/ who is not well, in fact she has/ been very ill but is better now./ She is pregnant./ I was sorry to lose Dr. Gilchrist/ so soon after you went. It/ seemed as though the lights went/ out very nearly the same time./ Of course you read of Mr. Garris/ death & of his beautiful funeral/ services/ I was there & I thought/ how much you would have/ enjoyed being present too. If I may/ say so, it was a delightful funeral/ there was all brightness and [?]/ about every thing connected with it/ yet not unmixed with sadness./ Well I can't say anything about it./ But what a glorious life! Could there/ be anything but perfect peace offer it?/ I caught^ up my pencil hastily to at/ once assure you that I am the same/