Bloomington, Nov 18th 1858, My dear Brother, Your very welcome letter of the 6th of Nov came to hand about a week ago, but owing to several unavoidable circumstances, could not answer it sooner. Jane sends her thanks to you for the $5.00 & the other $5 was applied as you directed. You are entitled to many more copies of the address than you have received. Should you need them, you will please let me know. Samuel & Margaret & their children made a visit to their friends in Illinois. They returned on last Saturday. Samuel intends to return to China so soon as his health will admit. His throat has been so much affected that he could not speak before leaving China. He is now very much improved. The rest of the family are in very good health. They intend staying here this winter. In the Spring he intends to buy or rent a small place until he is able to return. Elizabeth is still at the water cure, does not expect to return till about the middle of January next. Heard from her yesterday. She says she is improving slowly. I think that the water cure is all a humbug and that Elizabeth's disease is all in the imagination. The most of her letters are filled with accounts of their sumptuous tables, and her enormous appetite.