Early this morning started to bid my numerous friends good bye at [four o' clock] was and more [aboard] the [illegible] to
[Eilmine] when shall I see my dear Rochester friends again arrived in [Eilmine] at 11PM and took lodging at the Solider home.
Will start in the morning to visit my Aunt and Cousins in [town]. Kiss [illegible]
There is a word we often hear which pains the mind, which starts the tear, and makes the heart with anguish swell- it is the
solemn word, "farewell."
Farewell, when dearest friends must part, and grief will fill the aching heart; yet none can paint, nor tongue can tell the
anguish of that word, farewell.
To part, perchance, no more to meet, Nor face to face each other greet. oh the deep anguish. who can tell of that one solemn
Yet, parting from the friends we love, faith points us to a world above, where ransomed souls together dwell- and hear no
more the word, farewell.>
This morning at 6'oclock I started [illegible] the stage to Horseheads and from [there] walked 18 miles to Newfiled surprised
my Aunt and Cousin and made [illegible] here of the neighborhood. A long and [illegible] journey but I feel sure that I shall
not be sorry. Judith received the first kiss, am very tired indeed, but [illegible] quite a suffer of good country bread and