did not fill the ice house this winter. It will be so hard for you all to do without. I don't suppose there will be another opportunity. Yet what you have may last through the hot weather.
I hope Father & Amy arrived safely on friday last. How is Wills. I was so sorry to hear that he was sick. I hope he will soon be quite well again. I dined at Mrs. Stone's on Sunday last, they were all quite well. I am so glad that you are at last to have the chicken yard. it will be so nice for you, you may then be more successful. I was quite well & like my place very much. I don't have to work quite
[letterhead The Ebbitt: C.C. WILLARD.
so hard as I used to & have more time to myself.
Lucy Hutton is in town, she is staying with her sister, who lives on S. St. I called to see her yesterday evening. I am very sorry to hear that Aunt Lise is having such a hard time. I wish we could help her, yet we are so poor ourselves that we cannot do much. I fear, towards relieving her. I am glad to hear from Sidney that he is doing a little better. I wish he could have employment in a more civilized part of the world it must be very lonesome for him
I have no news in particular. Washington is quite lively now. There are a great many strangers here & hotels are doing a good business. I must now close. I was up this morning before 5 o clock & had to work until 12 tonight this is my long day, tomorrow I only work six hours. I will write to some of you soon. With love to all.
I remain your affect son Ulrich