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are the days spent at happy. flowery –

Ingleside – A Sister in a letter

writes "Your friends names in Va. &

particularly of Ingleside, have become as

familiar as household words." & adds,

"Your special friend Miss Bettie has become

dear to us as such" – Little do some of the

kind and generous hearts of this Noble State

know when prompted by christian or other

motives to acts of kindness towards the

defenders of their homes how each act of

kindness simple though it my be, sinks

deep into the warm and grateful hearts

of anxious ones far away.  – rising again

on altars of devotion as worthy incense to

One who sees the ways of all the children

of men – I would have my friend

Miss Bettie feel that the bond which exists

in our relations is appreciated in such

a spirit as this. – and I would prove

worthy of it – I desire to be no ordinary

friend.  I crave a higher & nearer position