MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 29). Ink.
PUBLICATION: LH 91.
Mrs. Holland's eye disease became acute, and necessitated an operation for the removal of one eye. ED perhaps wrote this letter on reading the report of the operation in the Springfield Republican for 29 August 1872. The Hollands were now in New York. The scripture quotation, from Matthew 11.26, is evidently from memory, for ED substitutes faithful for good.