Sept 29th 1887.
My dearest Momma.
Your welcome letter reached me on time last evening. You cant [sic] imagine any thing about my anxiety for my home letters. I am even more greedy for them than I was last year. I am sorry you have to work so hard but I suppose if your house is full & your mind easy, that you find the work less wearing than the worry. I do hope every thing will run smoothly, that the borders will all be congenial & pleasant and that there will be no trouble with servants. Though your dinner was yer very tempting & we would have been glad enough to have had such a dinner it was not by any means the only reason why we would have enjoyed being at home. We are not as desperately home sick as we were, but we are pretty bad yet. There are many things that are very provoking. Harry has to work much harder than he expected to, he has very large classes, and it takes all his spare time to get ready for
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