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letter, McIlvaine, Du Bois, daughter
McIlvaine, Charles Petit, "Letter to Du Bois, Maria (Mamy), daughter" (1862). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 188.
London Jan 5, 1862
My dearest darling,
This is my second letter to you which I hope you will think pretty well, considering how much I have to write & say & do & go as well as preach & moreover that I suppose our letters home are sent to you & that your sisters have written you. I don’t get anything from you or Washington & I do so want to hear all about you. They tell us about nothing about you, in our Cincinnati letter, because they suppose I hear from you. Do ask [?] to write & in this paper or that he can put a great deal in one [?], care of Peabody, [?, London.
We have heard of the victory at [?], Ky, but cannot get any details till tomorrow. It encourages us very much & it comes as a good [time] preach at [?] Wells. On Tuesday, [?] we go to Lord & Lady [Rayleigh] in Essex, (she is sister to [?] [Vicari]) went [?] to Bp. of Rochester for two days in the country after that to dine with Lord & Lady [Gainsborough] Sunday 16. I am to preach at night in St Paul’s Cathedral in the great congregation of 4000 under the great dome. The Lord help me, [?] me a quiet spirit & complete occupation of heart & mind with his love & fear. All Americans here are seeking tickets of admission for that service so as to have places where they can hear.
Dear Many, I must now enclose. You must accept such rambling letters as have here to write. Your sisters send their very greatest love to you & [?] & the dear children, as does dearest Manny,
Your own dear Father.