Volume 62: Walter Stevenson Davidson papers, 1815-1846: No. 100
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gloom that has so long clouded all our Colonial prospects, and cast us so much of both money & vexation – Do offer to you dear Mother my heartiest felicitations upon the cheerful & happy change – Edward cannot obtain lease of absence this summer, which I am very sorry for, because I know he wishes to come over – and also because it prevents our having many a social chat together about your good Mother, and all her dear belongings.
When you have a spare half hour, do continue to speak of the recovered & recovering prospects of our dear old Colony. I can perfectly enter into your feelings regarding April and the