letters from dickinson to henry v. emmons

August 1854

My heart is full of joy, Friend - Were not my parlor full, I'd bid you come this morning, but the hour must be stiller in which we speak of her. Yet must I see you, and I will love most dearly, if quite convenient to you, to ride a little while this afternoon - Do not come if it's not so, and please tell little Pat when you will like to go, if you still find it possible - Of her I cannot write, yet do I thank the Father who's given her to you, and wait impatiently to speak with you - Please not regard the ride, unless it be most convenient -

My hand trembles -

Truly and warmly,


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