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Accession Number 1999.8.57
Catalog Number 1999.8.57
Object Name Letter
Date 1840/12/31
Scope & Content [Front Cover]
Hugh Campbell Esqr.
Care Messrs H&A Campbell & Co
Philadelphia

David Kyle Jr.
31st Dec. 1840
"Private"

Norfolk 31st December 1840
Friend Hugh,
My reason for not replying to the "Private" part of your favor of the 9th inst. before this was that I wished to make my own observations & fully satisfy myself with the regard to the probability of bringing about an union between the parties mentioned in my last. In a word then, I have come to the conclusion that the heart & affection of the fair one are entirely free & disengaged so far as other suitors are concerned, & that although [spelled altho] I cannot promise our friend Robert all the success I could wish, yet I sincerely believe he stands most favorably in the estimation of the young lady. Now if he thinks and feels as he has done on this subject, I say let him come on as soon as he reaches your city. He will be sure of a warm reception from my wife & Mrs. Lee & I don't think he may look for a frown from any other quarter, no matter what the result of his visit may be. A happy New Year to you all.

Yours truly
David Kyle, Jr.

Let me hear from you.
Collection Deibel