South Hadley, 15 February 1848
Miss Fiske. has been to my room & left word that she is going to Amherst, tonight & I can send home by her if I wish. It seemed desolate enough here for a few days after my return as Emily. had not come & I was all alone, but I have now got settled down in the old track and feel quite at home. I am pretty well & have got rested from my dissipation. You have probably recovered from the effects of my visit by this time & can retire in season. Miss. Mann. came in to see me soon after father went home and spoke of enjoying her visit at our house very much.
Emily Norcross. came yesterday about 5. o clock & glad was I to see her I can assure you. She left all Monson folks, well. You probably knew that Mary Hills. went home yesterday & dont know when she will return. When is Harriet. Parsons coming back, or has she decided to remain at home?
Please give much love to all at home & to Mary & Abby. Also remember me to your room mate if you please to do so. I do hope you will come & see me as often as you can, for I want to see you already; it is [such] good sleighing, that you need make no great sacrifice to ride over here I am sure. You must not expect to hear from me often, for I have but little time to write, but you must write me as often as possible.