As I promised you so faithfully I would write after I returned from home, I will proceed to do so. I cannot write you a long letter now as I could not write yesterday, I would have written then but my head ached too badly. I went home last Saturday and returned Thursday. Sister came over when they sent for me. Court [joined?] Thursday. Ma told me to say to you all she thinks some of you might have come down to see her while Pa was at Court to see whether she was dead or live. I believe this is all she told me to say. I had a very pleasant visit home, but it would have been much more so, if it had not have rained. Sister and Ma were going to Quarterly Meeting at Friendship on Sunday but the weather being so unfavorable prevented them. We had a very sudden death on Friday, Uncle Mahlon Kirk, he died sitting in his chair reading a paper, he was as well as common. Dollie Waters went to Mr. Worthington's Saturday, Lizzie Rawlins came here Saturday also, she left yesterday. It would give me much pelasure to write you a good letter, but I have not time, I have written this without exaggerating in ten minutes, I want it to go by tonight's mail. It is all I ask of you if you please not to let any one get a peep at it much more a look if you ever granted me a favor, please do as I ask you, but I fear you will not. Give my very best love to all particular Aunt Prissy. I forgot to say Sister will not be up until warm weather, so she can wear her summer cloths [sic].
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