July 24th 1869
I received two letters from you tonight for which receive my hearty
thanks. I have been looking for a letter from you every day. I was
afraid to write for fear you had changed your mind and gone elsewhere. I
am disappointed at not hearing of your being settled in business yet. I
truly expected in your next letter to have you tell me that your time
was occupied in business. I hope it may be so soon for I want to see you
very much. It seems a long time since you were here and as I do not
expect to see you until you are in business. I am quite impatient. I
hope the wish to see me will be an incentive to hurry a little more. I
hope you may be able to come soon for I am truly very lonesome without you.
Dear I was out boat riding Thursday evening. There were six ladies and
three gentlemen. We went in the big sail boat and had a glorious time.
But to ease father I promised I would not go on again at night. He feels
so very uneasy when I am on the water for fear some accident might
happen. So I will have to give that up much as I enjoy it. I am glad
that you have sent for those letters. In thinking over it all It seems
very much as if I had made a mistake in directing one of them. It seems
to me I wrote Ohio instead of Iowa and yet I cannot tell. If I did it
will have to go to the Dead letter office before it is returned if
returned at all.
I am glad Mollie is made happy by Harry’s visit. I wish I could be made
happy by your visit tonight.
Zack I did not get your letter finished last night because George came
for me to go and hear Blind Tom. I enjoyed it so much. He is indeed a
generous as far as music his but he is more of an idiot in other things
than sane. I wish I had a good share of his music abilities wouldn’t I
make good use of it? I think I should.
I had a letter from man last night he is coming up through Missouri.
Will be home in about three weeks I presume. He is traveling with his
pony and says he will try and bring it home for me to ride.
Zack your letters to me must have been written in considerable of a
hurry, for there seem so many words I had to supply with my imagination.
In several instances four and five words were omitted. You see I had to
think and guess at the meaning but I guess I got it all right. Dear what
do you think is the reason I do not want you to come home until you are
settled. Please tell won’t you? I do love you and want to see you very
much but it all depends upon yourself when I shall see you. Write to me
very soon. Dear and I will do them same. With my best wishes for your
success I am yours only Pet. Many kisses excuse pencil Gracie spilled my
Copyright Margaret Gagliardi 2004