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and now I can only wish that the same good weather and good fortune in every ways may attend you - all the journeys through - and that you may find all has gone well on the other side the water the distance grows less each year between the two Countries - it does not seem that we are far away when one fine day we can reach the other side - I often wonder when I shall cross again - it may be soon - it may be later - it surely will be when duty calls me tho - we are quite happy here - and see so very many friends - that we never feel lonely at all - I only regret - that you could not have met our good Pastor Dr. Thurber - and Mrs. Thurber too- they are most charming people - I hope Will and the girls will go with us to a Reception there - and also come over to church with us - we will talk with them about it - when we see them.  I think of you more as I am writing having your last evening with them and of how brave you will be tomorrow in leaving them here.

Now my dear friends both - again let me say how much pleasure we have had in seeing you - and we thank you for so many good times - Helen joins in wishing you both bon voyage and with love best wishes
Ever your friend
AJ Hawthorne 
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