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Sorry McIlvaine is ill and cannot go abroad. Sad for him, but more for the cause.
letter, Winthrop, McIlvaine, illness
Winthrop, Robert C., "Letter to Charles Petit McIlvaine" (1869). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 217.
6 July, 1869
My most dear Bishop,
I was really [?] at receiving to-day your note announcing your [detention] and illness. I am deeply sorry you cannot go abroad, but much more sorry for the cause. That [?] journey to Newport was too much for you. I pray God treat your [malady] may soon be arrested, & that you may be able to return home safely. I shall be anxious to hear from you or of you. Pray let your nephew write me word how you are, if you cannot write yourself.
If you will kindly let your nephew take the books & letter with him to New York, I will write to [you]. [Fish] & ask twice to let them go to [Mr.] [?] & [Mr.] [?] in the Despatch bag. As soon as I have arranged it, I will write to the address you have given me, & have them sent to the right place.
My wife writes with me in affectionate solicited for your health.We wish you were here so that we could take care of you. [?] [?] left me to-day, after a [quiet] [?] of two days. We were detained by accident for two hours on Saturday, but Mr. Peabody [?] the journey well, & seemed better than I have seen him since his arrival from England. I hope sincerely that you have good medical [advice]. Do not move too soon. Absolute repose is the [only] safety for such an [affection].
Good bye, my dear Bishop, & believe me ever, write [the] [soonest] [?].
Your affectionate Friend,
Robert C. Wintrhop