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Scarborough, N.Y.
April 6, 99
Dear Clara,
We are awfully glad for you both.
Who knows but I may live to learn how a man can be a minister!  I'm sure Mr. Paine is one to teach me how.  I'm glad I had that walk with him.  Heaven send us more walks all together.
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It was so good to hear from you- We, too, have thought lots of thoughts to you but the immediate surroundings of one's days get all the energy 
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