|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1887/08/16|
|Scope & Content||
Glen Cove Aug 16th 1887Dear Mary-
I shipped today as freight your churn and just drop you this line to let you know when top expect it.
It should reach St. James station by tomorrows freight train
Just before I last went to Stony Brook, or rather "went down east" I gave a young man (who was going to California to seek his fortune) a letter of introduction to Uncle Mac_ that in case of trouble he might have some one to befriend him. And I guess he had occasion to present it very soon after he got out there for I met his mother in a store the other day - and she couldn't thank me enough for the letter, nor Mac for the kindness and hospitality he had shown her boy it almost made me blush with a generous feeling to hear her praises and blessings on Uncle Mac.
She drew a very truthful picture of him and showed him in his riper years the same frank and benevolent spirit that I knew him to be long years ago. I have not seen your uncle Frank so plainly since he was a boy.
With love to all - and to my boys especially - I remain yours
Affec'ly Uncle John
|Notes||embossed stationary (woman's head in upper left corner first page.)|