Mrs. L's letter very soon.
Henry has become quite learned in the Swedish, & can already translate Danish.
He is studying Icelandic also, as I presume he has told you. He is in fine health & spirits.
With many wishes for your health & my Mother's, & with much respect & affection for you both—I am as ever
Your affectionate Mary——
[On outside of letter.] September 28. I have written by the same ship that brings you this. H. W. L. Also a letter to George.
Mary P. Longfellow to
S. Longfellow, containing a
Copy of Henry's Journal
Sept. 21, 1835.
The journal is missing from the Ms., having doubtless been retained by the father.
A long extract from it will be found in the Life, i. 216.
Copenhagen, September 22, 1835.
My dear Aunt Lucia,—Pray do not be alarmed on receiving this letter for fear that you must answer it. I have not hoped such a favor, but am content, however much I should be delighted to hear from you, to write you occasional