Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 1869
Cushman hopes that Ned will remain in America and go into iron business with Clanson.
Emma has fallen ill with Scarlet fever and Cushman hopes that Dr. Sully can help her. Cushman herself has had trouble with her leg, breast, and stomach. However, she is relieved that the removed tumor has not advanced to a malignant stage.
Cushman informs Emma that the enclosed money should be used to buy Wayman new clothing for the winter.
CreditLibrary of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
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I thank you so much for this sight of dear Neds [sic] letter, & your sisters [sic]. which I return to you. If Ned is to please your father by remaining in America. nothing in the world could be better for him than this +++ iron business. now in very great demand!— Clanson, I think. hopes very much that Ned may come back to go in with him. But Ned seems in the right way. & he will have the honest councel [sic] of such men as your father & +++. & I hope he will decide for the best. ah, dear, I am so sorry for your being so poorly & pray God that dear good Dr Sully may bring
[1182 reverse] you all right again — How +++ & frightened I was at the thought of your being so mar to scarlet fever. dont [sic] let the children look at +++! poor +++! what do you think dear. I walked by and of a chair in front of me from my bed room to the drawing room this morning [?] & that too, after a wretched night. awake from 11. until 3. but thanks to +++ of potassium aerated water I went to sleep at 3 1/4. until 6 1/2. To. day I have seen [?] Sir James. poor +++ +++ one +++. he has taken off all the straps on my breast and as I suffer for want
 of support. Tells me to put on my corsets to morrow!!! when I get that support. I shall get on well. The only trouble I have now. +++ the leg which it appears was. at one time, seriously threatened with Phlebitis & this weakness of my upper stomach. which causes great shortness of breath. Sir James told me this morning. that I had had. no slight touch [?] of [illegible, crossed out] pneumonia. altogether dear I have had a very hard time. Dr Brady came up from London to see me. & went to see Sir James first. who told him. what you will be so glad to hear — that under the +++
[1183 reverse] they found that the tumour which was taken away. had not advanced to a malignant stage. & the chances were a 100 to 1. That it would never return. this relieves our minds so much. Darling the £5 I left with You. was for Waymans [sic] clothes [?] get him what that sum [?] can [?] buy. What overcoat will you have for him this winter.— send me the measure of his head for a +++ cap! God ever bless you & +++ I kiss them & love them so dear Aunt Em & Sallie send best +++ Miss Whitwell also. They have suddenly resolved to take advantage of this lull [?]. & to night they +++ to +++ — she will write to you. God love you Ever & ever your own loving Auntie