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But Miss Bettie will not accuse me

of neglect I am confident.  I believe

She understands me too well to think

me capable of it (I have learned to

feel so at least.)  So when friend T.

makes my explanations &c – give due

weight and importance to them.  So that the

injustice of a suspicion even may not be

done me.  Tom may imagine how

keenly I felt the deprivations of my present

position as he described to me the scene

at Church on yesterday.  How he felt

as each familiar face presented, and the

cordial grasp and cheerful smile were

given – Only one who has felt the power

and pleasure of friendship such as I have

enjoyed can appreciate such a scene as this.

Oh! how often is the wish felt & expressed

that the happy days of a months since

might be restored! but I can only be

with you in thought. (I always am!)

and the sweetest reminiscences of my life