W3571 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER FROM LOUISA PIKE.
Apr 19 1881
To: Rev. Thomas Baker
From: London England
Dear Mr. Baker,
Thanks for your kind letter of May 6th and P.O.O. [Post Office Order] for 20.0 which will I hope last some time. All your riches to rent here & some also Miss [?]'s bill be complied in it as far as pofsible [sic]. She is now very well , I may say, though she has to be so much afsisted [sic], has no pain, appetite fond sleeps well and is perfectly happy. Is treated with the greatest attention and kindnefs [sic]. The change is most moderate, we are more than satisfied. My Aunt had at one time fresh pain in her head but that has quite left her and she may last for some years. Is able to use her hands and sees a little better. Sincerely hope she may in a short time be able to write you a few lines. There was not a great deal paid by me, which will make settled and the money in hand will stretch back some time. Hope it will not be so heavy, the expenses in future. Mr Blackburn not last Thursday to see Aunt and she was well and cheerful. It is a great relief to us, as [?] she is better cared for, than she would have been. I can only think it an answer to [?] on her behalf. The anxiety and [?] home [?] very great. Will write you on receipt of your [?] letter. Hope to be able to see her kind hand as much [?]. I told her of our letter, both yourself and sister being had colds and the be the [?] hour many
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From me our kind regards to yourself and family,
Thursday May 19th, 1881.