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	  A Letter from Hannah.
couldn�t get on.     Just going out, when Mor-
ris brought up a letter for me, which the ser-
vant had left lying on a table, on the floor below.
From Hannah; and I read it as I walked
down-town, in the cold, bright, windy afternoon.
It affected me intensely, as her letters always
do � I can�t put down how much.           What
in God�s name am I, to be worthy of such
a love and such a woman?                          Here
are news-items.   Edwin and Charley visiting,
to and fro, as usual, the former �looks older�
though he �looks well.�   Charley �growing very
religious,� takes his mother to church and at-
tends young men�s prayer-meetings.     He has in-
sured his life for �500, will probably be
married at the end of the summer.   My father
is �very unwell indeed, is really much worse
than usual   x   x   Marry Bennett saw in him
a great change for the worse   x   x   it is sad
to hear him cough.�    Sad indeed, � I shall
never see him again.  My mother � God bless her!
will send Hannah her photograph.      Mary
Bennett has found an admirer in one of her
cousin Heritages.    Little Gazey happy and
prosperous with dear, good Charlotte.       With
the letter�s contents stirring in my heart, I went
down town, to Post Office &c.              In the               
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