27 December 1853
Take good care of yourself, Austin until you get home again, and then we will take care of you - You must have a good time with father - He seems very happy at home, and I guess is happy at Washington - [Sue was with me?] yesterday - I found a - I wont tell you tho' till you get home, and hope you are always glad. Father is going now. They have just finished oysters - I wish you could have some.
Mother wants you to save the box - I have written Emilie Ford. If Clark has come, give our love to him -