Letter to Mrs. Rotch

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Rome 22d April, 1878

My dear Mrs Rotch

It is long since I heard from you, but I hope you are well enough to take pleasure in receiving your country people, when they are capable of imparting any pleasure, Tis which I would not say of all I venture to of the lady who brings this, like your self are of the American [page or word torn out], like yourself full of vavacity and kind dispositions. If other wise you find her wanting

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in faculties that you possess or any way wanting your counsel I doubt not you will render it with your accustomed generosity. It is long since I heard directly from my dear Mrs Farmer, but my sister informs me Mr F. though still as suffering is much more cheerful now. I rejoice in any alleviation of her troubles. I had an excellent letter from Maria, but it was old, having been sent to

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Rome, New York, and waited quite a long time before it evaded escape to Rome, Italy.

I write no more, but being Easter Sunday which closes a week where gorgeous shows are fatiguing beyond any thing I ever experienced the misereres are too misera[bly, ble ?]; the benediction leaves me unblest, [we, and ?] [because ?], Mrs Ames, will have enough to tell of them, if you include

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to [fear, peers ?], her husband has seen much of the Pope, who has sat to him with apparent satisfaction. With much respect and affection, dear Mrs Rotch,

Yours J. M Fuller Countess Ossole

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