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Miss Virginia Kyle
Norfolk 26 September 1840
My Dear Virginia
Your uncle & myself were very much gratified to learn on our return home, that at last you had decided to pay us your long promised visit - not having seen the Gentleman you had desired to call we have not heard what time you can come - I presume after your cousin's wedding but do not know when that is to take place - I therefore wish you would write to me what day will suit you as we might hear of some friend coming that could take charge of you.
Many of our Norfolk gentlemen will go to the convention indeed your uncle had some thoughts of going himself. If so & you could then come, it would be very pleasant - at all events the communication is so frequent, that I certainly hope you will not again disappoint us.
I have written this morning to cousin Mary Campbell to tell her of our safe arrival & to ask her to send Margaret to meet you here if she comes your visit would be much pleasanter - however I should hope to make you happy with us & after all the wedding festivities you will perhaps enjoy a quiet family visit - I promise you a [End page 1]
hearty welcome from all our little ones. 'Tis indeed time you were acquainted with us all & I want to show you my daughter who I think will be another prickly Miss Kyle - I am sorry your mother is not with you as I should have been very glad to have had her also with us.
I have just returned from a visit to Phila. I spent almost three weeks with Cousin Mary and 10 days in N York - I had a very delightful time - I saw Mr. McKimmon & Mr. Brown who told me of your arrival in Virg. & I saw your friend Dr. McPheeters.
But I will have time when you are in Norfolk to tell you all your old acquaintances there.
Present my compliments to Mr. & Mrs. Winston who I suppose have almost forgotten me - your uncle & cousins join me in love to you - Believe me affectionately yours