5th Dec 1864

My dear Mother

No doubt you are surprised at hearing from me. I have often thought of doing so, but I felt backward, however I trust you will excuse me in so doing. James wrote to you last mail and told you that I was going to write to you, so I now with great pleasure sit to write these few lines to you and trust to hear from you by next mail; and may I ask you for your likeness which you may be sure will be prized by me. I will not say much in this letter but will give you some news about India in my next. Trusting this may find you enjoying good health. We are doing well just now, thank God; and now with our fond love

I remain your affectionate

Daughter in law

Letitia Jane Johnston

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Mrs J Johnston

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