Keen indeed was my disappointment at not seeing you on
Saturday, for despite your doubts of the 17th, I was still the eager expecter
of this long looked for pleasure.
Jan. 28th, 1878
My Dear Capt.,
Yet I'm glad you did not prove unfaithful to the trust
your clients reposed in you, much as I wanted to see you and talk over my plans
for our future. I'm glad
you acted right as I feel assured you did. I'd told Col. Tate I was expecting
you, and Clande could chatter of nothing but her "feet heart." Yes it
was all for the best for on Sunday Sissie, Clande, Mande and Little Sam woke
peppered with measles and I've not had an hour I could call my own since till
now and I give it to he who has my heart. I did want you to find a letter when
you reached home, but with this house full of sick folks, Col. Tate and I are
kept "on the wing." Oh! he is a dear, kind, tender man. If ever a woman
with a husband it's Sissie. He is as tender as a woman and at the same time is
the head of his house.
I've so much to say that I hardly know how to begin, but
as I'm to see you so soon I'll defer the pleasure.
Dr. Moran has left us for a position in the Army. We miss
him no little. He has been an inmate of our household for three years and I'll
ever remember his kindness and tenderness to my darling mother with gratitude.
Give my very best love to both of your sisters. I do trust
Miss Anna is now quite well.
Write and tell me what are your plans, that is if you don't come up after your court is over. I'm tired and sleepy too so must beg you to excuse my erratic incoherent chat and in return send me a good long letter to compensate for your not coming.
Sissie and the little folks are all better tonight and I
hope to be well in a short time. God bless you. Yours L.P.
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