to Francis E. Bliss and Frances T. French
15 September 1870 • Buffalo, N.Y.
(MS: CtHMTH, UCCL 00505)
Buf. Sept. 15.
We are obliged to send regrets, as we have a young lady friend permanently & seriously ill in the house (typhoid fever,) & the doctor gives us no encouragement that we & the hired nurses can cease to watch her for a month or two to come. We are obliged to send regrets to Charley Langdon also, (my wife’s brother), whose wedding comes off at the homestead in [Elmira] the middle of October.1
But we just wish you & the pro[s]pective bride2 the same amount of peace, & restful comfort, & absolute & unalloyed happiness as our new married life is filled with, fully aware that in wishing you this we are wishing you the sum of all earthly good.
Provenance:Donated to CtHMTH in 1965 by George H. Gilman as part of the Elisha French
Emendations and textual notes:
Elmira • Elmrira
Samℓ. • [‘ℓ’ over miswritten ‘m’]
Mrs Mr. • Mr. s [‘s’ partly formed; deletion implied]