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

Albany NY Sep 14 1856 PDF (1.1 MB)


  12 High ________ York, January 2nd 1859
My dear M__ Dinsdale
 This is the first letter I have
dated '59. So I will commence by wishing you
my very dear Friend a Happy New Year! I am truly
glad that the past year has been to you a year
of restoration to health and strength, though at
its commencement it was _______ expected that
you would see many of its weeks, or perhaps I
should say days, may this year be one to you
of prosperity __________________ and vigor, ____
increased devotedness to God; for that I doubt not
will be the use _____ will ______ force your recent
affliction, even as g____ expected in you letter. ___
that letter accept my silence thanks; it gave me
great pleasure to receive a few lines in your own
hand writing, and to find that among it the _______
with greater claim on your time _____ attention

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