The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 60
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movements and will go there when I leave here finally if not
Present my kindest regards to your wife and children. I re-
ceived two letters from my wife among those you sent to me
(late as 9th inst.) she and my children very well. I left [W. P.]
Ballinger and sister at St. Catharines. His health has much
improved; got a letter from him today. They will leave on to-
morrow down St. Lawrence, Montreal, Quebec, etc.
G. M. B.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Fremont, August 29, 1871.
I have spent three days-Saturday, Sunday and Monday-
with your Uncle most delightfully to me, and I hope agreeably
to him. After so long a separation we had much to talk about,
and many questions to ask. We have passed our time constantly
together, and in almost uninterrupted conversation. We have
ridden and walked all over and around "Spiegel Grove." I felt
and agreed with him about the trees, and the future of the
Grove. You will have here a delightful home, and to you a spot
more sacred and dear than any other that you could select for
your permanent home-the home of your children, where every
tree and walk would remind you of your Father-Uncle, and the
heart memory be perpetuated in your children.
I have met here your son Rud, your nephew Rud, and your
nieces Fanny and Minnie. It has been to me a delightful asso-
ciation, and one not anticipated by me. I have enjoyed their
society so much. Your son and I have got on a fine footing,
and I feel that we both know and are interested in each other,
and the same can be said of the other three; all of them are
pleasant. I like Rud, and love the girls-they are sweet and
attractive women, and I regret leaving them. Long will my
visit to "Spiegel Grove" be remembered and cherished by me.
I shall go to Toledo from here, and I expect I shall go from
there to St. Paul via Chicago. I may go on to Duluth. I have
not yet decided positively-a letter or dispatch from Ballinger
will fix me. I want you my friend to retain my letters until you
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