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Aug 18 1866
To: Isaac McQuesten Marriage
From: Nashua New Hampshire

My dear cousin Ike,

After [?] has become a settled [?]. Long ere this in your mind that by your [??] Cousin to you were forgotten and now while I cannot wonder at it let me assure you Ike that not a day passes you are not remembered and of are spoken of particularly of late as Water [???] approaches to I remember the jolly weeks (and evenings) we passed that summer visit. So long ago it seems to me and long for a repetition of the same. I acknowledge Ike that I've sadly neglected my duty in [???] silent but for every months of the time has been passed on a sick and now I am able to look again and this is my last month in it-I am of Course very busy Oh! Ike I am almost "an old married woman" shall leave home the last of Sept I expect and go to my new home in New York where Mr. Robinson is now in business for himself. I shant tell you any more about it for Ike I shall expect you soon as you receive this notice to pack your trunk and start for Nashua where you can learn all particulars. You must come Ike. It is your vacation lies on, and nothing prevents your making your cousin Joe the last visit while she is in that "blissful state of single blessedness"! [your?] the "same old six pence" full of fire and flirting as ever and I promise you a gay time. Write me immediately. Tell me when you will come, and I will meet you at Concord & escort you to this city in tall shape. We've been looking for your Pa. East all summer. Give him much love, tell him I shall surely hope to see him here before I leave. The waiter girl and equipe me to you [?] being with you. I expect by this [???] with your [???] possible [??] I want to see you in my home what I think yes! [?] I can cause your mouth to [???] a little at the corners. Further Ike home your heart got one? I shall expect an immediate answer, telling me what day I may go to Concord as we [?] other letters to write I must say good bye to you for a little while and on to [?] No [?] all well Harry is till in Boston & doing fairly. We'll go down & visit him. [Spelando?] the theater [??], Much love from all to yourself. Pa & ma write soon to [sic].
Your Yankee Coz


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