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Jan. 1, 1844.

A happy New Year to you, dear Charlie,—the first I have wished to any one, save Julia. I want a gift, a great favor, from you. Do you promise? I know you do. Well, after you have read this, write a note to Dr. James Jackson, and ask him to name a time when he can talk a half-hour with you. Go and submit your whole case to him; tell him, if you will, that you are [251] as strong as a bullock; that you can digest as many oysters even as Felton that you care for nothing: but tell him your hereditary and constitutional peculiarities of body, your mode of life, your habits,—every thing. He will tell you what sort of life you should lead in order to be for the longest possible time useful and happy.

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