Sunday Oct 2nd / 81
I have sent you a few more lines
My dearest Rosy,
It is with heartfelt pleasure I embrace the opportunity of writing to you again to tell my loved one how I am getting on & that after waiting some [?] about 10 weeks I have received your loving & affectionate letter you sent to me in August; of course like yourself began to feel very anxious about you, after not hearing from you so long. I thought that the letters had either been lost or misdirected. I did not think for one moment that you had forgotten me far from that for I believe that you are like myself in this respect that we should never, never forget each other as long as we breathed; when I read your letter, it lifted my heart up wonderfully. Oh how it seemed to engage my thoughts & send them over the wide expanse of ocean to that little island named England where my darling Rosy was living & made me wish that I was by your side to show you that I still loved you with all my heart & soul. & yet my darling I believe that it is Gods will that we should be parted for a while although at present it is like a wish before our eyes yet I believe that we shall see the great object that is before us, you were saying that hoped I would not mistrust you, after reading that letter how could I mistrust you, oh my darling I never, never can mistrust you & I feel that God is good for even permitting me to love & be loved by such a faithfull & loving little dear as you & I feel like you that I shall never love any one like I love you & I shall never marry any one but you. Oh my darling do not mind waiting a while for me, for it is giving me a chance to get strong & have a look around the country & find the best place to settle down in, you were saying that the 4 ½ years were rather a dream.