handkerchief out of my pocket the ring sliped off and it has laid there ever since, and although I have worn the coat a great deel, and had my hand in the pocket a hundred times, since, I never found the ring until a f[ew] days ago.
Give my love to you pa, ma, sisters and all of them at home and dont dearest Julia neglect to write to me often and let me know what letters you get from me. Kiss little Fred. and all of them for me. There is nothing new to write about from here. I am enjoying excellent health as Ialways do. Good buy dearest Julia and dont forget the scolding I have given you in this, and try not deserve it again.
Your affectionate husband
ALS, DLC-USG, postmarked Sackets Harbor, July 28, 1851.
Sacket's Harbor N. Y.
August 3d 1851
I got another, and a long sweet letter from you the last week. If you would write to me as regularly as the two or three last letters I would be perfectly satisfied and see how easy it would be. I do not think you had better wait until September to come here but you should start the first good opportunity, unless by waiting a few weeks you can be present at Nelly's wedding. 1 When you come give me notice so that I may meet you on the road some place. The best place would be Rome N. York if you should be with company going to N. York City. I am very well and enjoy myself as well as could be expected when away from you and