Mrs Henry Dodge and their niece Miss Blair, are here for a few days on their way from Carlsbad to Paris, and we have just been telling them, that we were counting upon your coming to Vienna very soon. The scare over the cholera, and the sadness of all those deaths in Hamburg, on the steamer
in "New York Harbor" and in several other places, has been terrible, but we feel very sure that none of the disease has appeared on board the steamers leaving England, and that you and Senator Stanford will be quite free from all contact with the dreadful sickness - but still we felt
5th that, because of all the quarantine etc, you might decide to remain over until the last of October as then the cholera will have disappeared for this season at least; though here as with you, we are told, that the malady is certain to make its appearance again next
spring, both in Europe and in America. We hope however that it will not be carried over to our country, in the exhibits for our great "Exposition", upon which so much labor and money has been expended that it would be a real calamity to have its success
interfered with, and I cannot help thinking, that our Government will do all possible to protect our people from the Epidemic, now that Science is such an aid, in these Matters.
We quite understand your feelings that during illness and Epidemics, home is the best place of all,