My dear R,
I got along nicely yesterday, and reached home before dark. I suppose we should have arrived earlier but the cars were detained some time at the Bridge.
Today my heart overflows with love to thee, my dear friend, for thy many deeds of kindness. May the Lord reward thee.
Thomas was very kind and respectful to me, & I wish [p. 2] dear R, that you would thank him for me & tell him I pray God to bless him. I want him to [underlined] feel, [/underlined] as [underlined] I do, [/underlined] the immense value of a kind word!!
Many thanks for taking me out and for sending me home. Truly I can say I felt the everlasting arms underneath me during all my visit.
It was a season of sweet rest and innocent enjoyment, and the birds, the shells, the books, the micro- [p. 3] -scope, & the tall grand [trees?] will ever be held in grateful remembrance.
I feel stronger for the change of scene, and for the change of diet.
Thank your aunt Susan too, for her kindness and please give my love to her and to your friend Mary.
May peace and love fold their wings within thy quiet habitation, is my earnest prayer.