System Number: 06475
Date: 21 August 
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler
Recipient: James H. Gamble
Place: [Staten Island, New York]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W470
Document Type: ALS
Thursday eve. Aug 21st
My dear Mr Gamble
Since our pleasant stage drive you no doubt have been enjoying every hour with your "two Muz" & to listen to you report of Henderson Home will be to Willie & his mother interesting & amusing. I shall expect to hear from you of the welcome home on Staten Island & whether it will be quite convenient that we pay our brief visit next week. We are expected at Orange & Paterson, but Willie thinks he must be back in Phila by the close of next week, he will have some arrangements to make in N Y, therefore we propose going by next tuesday nights steamer the Vanderbilt to N R [i.e. North River] Pier 2. & shall be advised by you, which invitation we shall accept, as his stay will admit of only one visit. I depend upon your preventing your Sister crowding her home circle to receive us. as you know I can go later, tho Willie cannot. You know my desire to share your dear Mother's room & bed. because I love her & she is not averse to my so doing.
I have not been selfish enough to write any of my Richfield friends, since nieces & nephews have encircled me, if you write Mrs Maxwell, report me well & my wish to hear [p. 2] that she found all well in both her N R homes.
The rain on monday & a complimentary ticket for the R R decided my journeying on tuesday by the 9 o'clock train. My visit thus prolonged in Albany was really refreshing. Willie met me on board the Stonington boat, indeed my way was smoothed & hands stretched out to help me as usual thro the tender care of our Lord. I found all well here & am realizing the benefit I derive at the Springs. I went to report Mrs Cliff to her mother yesterday, her dear little boys clung to me when they heard I had been with their precious mama! & seemed to love me for it. But unless I close this the mail will not convey it to you tonight. So with Willies & my love to you, remember me to Mr & Mrs Wann & embrace your Muz for her &
your sincerely attached friend.
Anna M. Whistler.
Direct to care of Doctor G E Palmer. Stonington Conn.
[embossed stamp:] P & S
1. 21 August 
Dated with reference to the Perpetual Calendar Whitaker's Almanac.
9. r r
10. Mrs Cliff
Mrs Cliff; unidentified.