10 July 1853
. . . are so glad it's off, and you are you at last. I will not tell the folks, if you dont want to have me. Dr Holland and his wife, spent last Friday with us - came unexpectedly - we had a charming time, and have promised to visit them after Commencement. They asked all about you, and Dr Holland's wife expressed a great desire to see you - He said you would be a Judge - there was no help for it - you must certainly be a Judge! We had Champagne for dinner, and a very fine time - We were so sorry you were not here, and Dr and Mrs Holland expressed their regret many times - Mother's coming home Monday - It seems very queer indeed to have her gone over Sunday, but we get along very well. It rained beautifully Saturday.
Susie is here or we there, pretty much all of the time now - We walked home from church together, and she said she was going to write you today - Mrs Cutler is going to Hardwick next week for a visit, and Sue is going to keep house - Perhaps you will go and see her, in case you should be in town! I cannot realize that you will come so soon, but I'm so glad, and we all are - Never mind the hair, Austin, we are glad, and that's all we care, and all Susie cares is, that you should suspect she should care - Love till you come -
As you are coming home Austin, and it's a good opportunity, I think I had better have another bottle of medicine, tho' I hav'nt used up the other yet - But dont you get it for me if you are very busy, or have other errands to do which will take all your time. You can do nothing for me, for which I thank you very much.