Aug 30th 1883
My Dear Boy
Your letter of the 28th giving the pleasing intelligence that Mama "is better" received this day. I have another letter of yours not acknowledged. I have been a little uncertain where to send as Tuesday of this week had been [?] ed as a possible time for your adventure from Havre.
I hope mama will be well enough to join me at Homburg. My time will be up here next Wednesday.
I am doing fairly, but last night had trouble with the back of my head. Love to mama.
Your affectionately Father Leland Stanford
Have had but little trouble with my head for the last three or four days. But I am inclined to think a warm climate would do me as much or more good than these waters coupled with what the English would call a "beastly" climate. The way they use the word and apply it seems to me very coarse
I agree with you in wishing we were all at Palo Alto. But Nov will soon come when
June 9th 1882
My Dear Wife
Yesterday I went up to Albany to see your mother After my interview. I telegraphed you briefly the result of my observation. About three weeks ago. She had a severe attack of Cholic, the effect of which was a good deal of prostration Before that she was able to walk around the room She contemplates doing it again but since the cholic attack her feet and limbs are badly swollen, and this [unthrkfous?] with her ability to walk. The Dr is now giving medicine to help her If this
The great trouble is the poisonous effects of the morphine she still takes
Her system is so pregnated with the drug that she suffers great depression of spirits where deprived of it, but the dose is gradually being lessened. If it were not for the morphine she would be now well unless possibly occasional trouble from piles -
She sat up while I was there (a couple of hours) all the time and conversed