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confidence so far as to have

learnt of my first great sorrow,

only makes you dearer to me for

I am confident that to no one

else, (unless to one that he could

have esteemed & loved as he did

your own sweet self) would he

have confided my heart's secret:

& think not that I alone of our

home circle, love you! each &

every member have given you a

place in their hearts & petition

daily at the throne of grace

that God's richest blessings may

be your's: A letter from my

eldest brother, a few days since,

gives me the gratifying information

that he has named his only son

Johnie Braxton, whose name

will make him the pet of our