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I hope you will not find that home has been ______ to him. After I saw you, I went to visit the Rectory at Hatfield, that I might send a report of it to Dick a '[G?]anest in India - & to William & Leicester in the Crimea - I visited the Schoolroom and all the Classic sports - but think the Drawing room must be surprised to find itself arrayed in yellow damask satin curtains!! Believe me My dear Madam with real gratitude
Most truly yrs -W Howe.