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Pullen, Lloyd T. / Pullen's pencilings and various other selections, embracing a variety of subjects; pathos, description, argument and narrative

Chapter XIX,   pp. 251-262

Page 251

BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Aug. 26, 1882. 
Friend Libby:You did not request me to write when I left home, neither did
I promise to do so, but today being the Sabbath of this institution and my
room mate, Mr. Potter, having gone to Marshall to call on a friend, and receiving
no treatment on this day of the week, I find the time not occupied in going
to church hangs somewhat heavily, and a little chat with you on paper may
not be amiss. 
We have now been here nearly two weeks, and our little party from Evansville
can speak safely I think of some little improvement all around. We have been
here long enough, and have learned sufficient of the appointments and workings
of this institution, to be able to speak understandingly of its management
and ample facilities for successfully treating and curing disease. We have
here all the comforts and conveniences of a first-class hotel, with good,
wholesome rules governing the inmates of the institution, with such recreations
and religious exercises interspersed as are conducive to the health of both
body and mind. We also have all the most approved appliances of science and
art for the treatment of the different diseases in a scientific and skillful
manner, and all under the supervision of skillful and experienced physicians.
It seems to me the tables are all that the most fastidious can wish or desire,
being bountifully supplied with a great variety of palatable, nutritious
and healthy food, well adapted 

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