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August 26th 1857. My dear neglected journal, how shall I excuse my negligence and carelessness. It has been because I do not feel like writing, a poor excuse. Thanks to the "Great Time" I have quite recovered from my illness. It is pleasant cool weather. My "Forest Bower" is very beautiful these long bright summer days. but Sometimes I get weary and lonely away off here in the wilderness. I will strive to banish such feelings. I have a dear, dear home and much, very much to be thankful for besides I know in "whatever lot I am I must strive therewith to be content." 'Tis only once in a while I get lonely & homesick. Cousin Rachel has gone home I went with her as far as Port Burwell the first time with one exception I have been out since I came here. I wonder sometimes what people