June 11th 1851
I am at the above place on my way to Sacket's Harbor and as I have a half hour to spare it cannot be better employed than in writing to you dearest. I wrote to you as soon as we learned where we were going and inclosed you a check for $50.00. I hope you got it all safe. Mrs. Whistler and Louisa are along but they stop just below here. We have had the most terrible weather since you left. There has been scarsely a dry day and it is cold enough for overcoats and big fires. —All the Detroit people seemed to regret our leaving them very much and I think they intend to get up some representation to get us back. —I believe I told you Maj. Gore was going to Saut St. Marie!
I think dearest Julia if you know any one traveling this way next month you had better come back. I want to see you and Fred. very much and as we are going to where there are good quarters there is no difficulty in the way of our keeping house comfortably[.]
I have not had a letter from you since the one in which you told me you would leave Bethel on the next Wednesday. You must write to me more punctually wont you dearest? Did you get home without any trouble ? and was dear little Fred. well all the way. I feel so anxious all the time lest he should have another attack like the two he had before you left.
There was nothing new in Detroit when I left. Mrs. Gore was doing very well but I have not seen her since she was confined. I believe she is satisfied with going to the Saut. Mrs. Grayson has been very kind to her through all her sickness.
I boarded at the new hotel from the time it was opened until I left and so enough to show me that we would not be comfortable nor satisfied. Col. Dibble is evidently too close to get