Nov. 22 1858 -
My dear friend -
I think I have the
You have been watching
"Thy will be done." I wish you & yr husband
listen in free [?] [?] by the Master himself
into the Fold & fellowship of his disciples: it is
so right, so true, so comforting to the Love, so healing
to our natural restlessness & self-accusings[?], - so
noble & beautiful as the necessary crown[?] of a manly
& womanly completeness of character -
Thanksgiving is almost here. I want you to
That wish includes a [?] supplement of a
ride, & a call, & a nice time consequent, at Amherst.
But I will wait till the Minister's[?] vacation. This letter
[?] of a week's rest is refreshing, better. It has been
an autumn of very, very hard work, - incessant & absorbing; -
a [?] [?] of lectures, partly new; out of the old chapel
into the new one, with occasional sermons (you don't say you
got one I sent you); making a service[?]-book; - & many other
? & morning duties. The Fall has [?] away
like the wind. I am tired out. My brain is [?]: it
feels like a lump of dough. I wish you would come
& knead it into something nutritious.
The other day I saw an Amherst graduate in Cambridge, who, on
H bMS Am 1118.95, Box 9
house: & forth [?] I took
a new interest in him.
Yet, true I did not remember
him. Must also be accounted
for by the fact that it was
with you that I met him.
And did you lose[?] y'r
journey to y'r Sister?
God bless you, &
y'r husband, & yr
With sincere, strong
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