207. To Abby H. Price
ADDRESS: Abby H. Price,|279 East 55th st.|New York City
Washington. Dec. 10, 1866.
My dear friend,
Yours of the 8th has just come. I am glad indeed to hear that you
are free from asthma, & are feeling well.
I should be truly happy to become acquainted with Mrs. Andrews-
I am sure I should like her much.
For a month or so, I have not been very well-my trouble takes the
form, sometimes, of neuralgia-but is a complication-(the doctor says it
probably all dates from that time I got saturated with hospital malaria) -
But I keep around, & go to the office just the same-& now for four of five
days have felt much better-
The O'Connors are well-The consul at Rio Janeiro is James Munroe
-Our Minister to Brazil, resident in Rio Janeiro, is James Watson
I send my love to Helen and Emmy & all-I have rec'd a letter from
mother to-day-she seems to be about the same as usual-I hope Helen or
Emmy will just go over & visit her without ceremony as often as possible.
Give my respects to Mr. Arnold-also to Mr. Price-It would give me
the greatest pleasure to see you or Helen here in Washingon. I rec'd
your friend`s (Katy Hinds) letter at the time-I have had no letter from
Mr. Parker's family-I am writing this by my window in the office-it is
a fine view, ten miles of river, & away across to Virginia hills, ever so far-
My place is an easy & pleasant one here in the Att'y Gen's. office-And
now for the present, dear friend, Farewell.