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Mason Cogswell To Alice Cogswell, November 20, 1816

From: Letters By Mason Cogswell
Creator: Mason F. Cogswell (author)
Date: November 20, 1816
Publication: Father and Daughter: A Collection of Cogswell Family Letters and Diaries (1772-1830)
Publisher: American School for the Deaf
Source: Yale Medical Library

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To Alice Cogswell


New York, Nov. 20th, 1816


My very very dear Alice,


As soon as I came here from Albany I went to the Post Office and there I found your very good letter and it did my heart good; it went pit pat, pit pat, as yours does sometimes, when you are very glad, until I got through reading it. I thank you, my very dear little Daughter, for thinking of your Papa in his absence and of writing to him as you have done. I shall love you, if possible, the better for it.


I intend to start out for Hartford in a day or two and shall be with you on Saturday or Monday. How I long to come home and kiss you and love you all! You must pray for me, morning and evening, that God will preserve us both in health until we see each other.


Adieu my dear and dutiful Daughter. Kiss the children for me and Mamma and Miss Huntley and Amelia and Harriet.


I am, my dear Daughter,
Your affectionate father


Mason F. Cogswell