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Mr. Robert Campbell
Care of H&A Campbell & Co
St. Louis Feb 8th 1842
My Dear Husband
I intended writing you for several days, but postponed it thinking I should receive a letter by every mail from Philadelphia, but none came until [spelled untill] today it was in all respects satisfactory except that it was so short and I could not read one word or two rather you will have to tell me them when you come home.
I feel very grateful to you dearest for your kindness in using so much exertion to get Mother to come out it is a proof of your affection for me which I assure you I fully appreciate. I am much obliged to Mr. Hugh Campbell too for taking an interest in our welfare.
Dear I should like so much to know whether you are anxious to get home and whether you are as happy without me. I wish you would say something affectionate in some of the letters you write, every one I get disappoints me and it takes half a day to _______[?] myself to it.
[Pg. Break] I was pleased to hear Mr. and Mrs. Kerr are coming home so soon. I suppose however Mrs. Kerr will stop in Kentucky on her return her brother Walter was here last night and said he thought she would do so.
There have been several balls in town since you left but we have attended none. Mr. Kerr has been so unwell that he has had no disposition to go and Mrs. Kerr was glad she had an excuse.
I have not been to the Presbyterian a single time since you left but Mrs. Kerr & I have been twice every Sunday to the Episcopal, see how I disobey you.
Dr. McPheeters has been here twice to ask me if I would go with him the next Sunday but I preferred going to the Episcopal with Mrs. Kerr.
I received a letter not long since from Uncle James merely requesting to put up his card somewhere in your store, with some innuendoes of his own conjecture about me.
Mr. Sublette has called three times to see me. I was only at home once, he said he was going to the Mis [Mississippi?] - if least [spelled leasst] Stuart came in the spring he was persuading Mrs. Kerr to go too and Mr. Kerr says he is going but I think it doubtful
[Pg. Break] I will not inflict a long letter about nothing on you. I have nothing interesting or new to tell you.
I think I have written as often as you wish -
Dearest with kindest regards to Cousin Mary & family I remain always
Your own affectionate
PS. I read over your letters about 20 times at least. I know or rather hope you will come home as soon as possible.