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Dinsdale, Matthew / Matthew Dinsdale papers, 1836-1897: Folder 3

Philadelphia U.S. June 1852 PDF (1.3 MB)


  Philadelphia U. S.   June 1852
My Dear Br__/
 Time is not only ever rolling, but doing so
rapidly. Look forward to any expected period in you life
about which you have anxiety; perhaps you wish it to arrive
and it seems as tho' it never would come. But be patient
and wait a little. The flying moments are bringing before us
the future, at a great speed that thought does not equal. The
time that is now present to me, I have often thought
about, and wondered if I should ever see it. This was
probably natural, for I have been in dangers many and
great. Now I am in comparative safety, and able
to inform you of the fact.
For some time past I have kept you advised of my
intentions, and I am thus far on my way. But still in
a great strain between two. How I have wished you
were all in this country, safe and comfortable.
When I started from San Fransisco, it was fully my
intention to join you with all possible speed, and
return as soon as convenient. At that time I was in
most excellent health, and appare_ntly could stand any
amount of travel by land, with as little fatigue as any
one. Sailing however is another thing, and almost uses
me up. Every time I have hoped I should get the

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