Sept. 11th 1887.
My dear dear Mamma
We arrived here yesterday about noon. We mailed a couple of postals to you when we reached St. Paul & I expected to write as soon as we arrived, but it was impossible to write a letter and as the postals were mailed from St. Paul I knew they would tell you of our safe arrival, & it would be useless to write another postal so I
waited for time for a letter. I stood the trip wonderfully, and tho[ugh] I ^ not feeling well by any means, I am surprised at myself for I am no worse than when I left N[ew] Y[ork]. I reached Lafayette in such a very dilapidated condition & suffered so terribly all the time we were there, that I supposed I would be completely undone n by the time we reached here, but had a very comfortable trip. Now I know you want to hear all about things here, but I’ve got to begin way back in Lafayette, & let Hamline come in last of all. I wrote you that I wasn’t well enough to leave there on Thurs. as we had planned. Wed. night I suffered so
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