Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 1, 1869.
Every day since receiving your kind note I have tried to see you at the office of
the Embassy,--but every day I have been too early or too late. I hope for better
fortune tomorrow, but I write this lest the same ill luck should then attend me. If
the weather should be fairly good,--of which I fear there is little chance,--my
sisters hope to see Mrs. Marsh tomorrow. My Mother never makes visits,--and I am
sorry to say that my wife's health is such that for the present she is forced to
deny herself the pleasure
of seeing Mrs. Marsh.
Your being here is a very great satisfaction to us all, and I desire very much to have the pleasure of seeing you.
With kindest regards from the ladies of my family to Mrs. Marsh & yourself, & with my own sincere & cordial respect, I remain,