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

Linden 9th October 1849 PDF (4.5 MB)

  Linden 9th October 1849.
My Dear Mother/
 I have for some time been anxious to write
you but have been waiting to hear from you. On Tuesday the 2nd
____ your kind and more then welcome letters arrived having
been less than a month on the road. I was truly thankfull
to find you were all well and comfortable together. One
from ________ mailed at New York for _________ came
the Saturday previous. On Thursday the 4th in the evening
I drove up to _________ and took all the letters with me,
I remainded over friday as it rained all day, and returned on
Saturday morning. They were all well, and much delighted
with the news from home. We could not keep smiling 
to say the least/at Eliz and ________ going to the moor
to "_________." The papers you sent have not
come, I have received no papers from home for a long
time. To Day a letter for Chapman has come from Eleazar
we were expecting is as you mention his writing. To day
I forward two papers for Edward, I am glad those I sent
have all come to hand, as I judge. I am very wishfull
to receive those you sent me as I suppose they contain some
Conference news. I have read in our Church papers some
particulars about the difficulties that have arisen, but
I expect your papers contain more information. For
myself I feel that all my sympathies are with the
Conference am so far as I have light cannot disapprove
of the course it has haken. I am ________ you will continue
the fast friends of Methodism. I believe its rules want
keeping and not mending.

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