— You can form no idea of our surprise and delight at the reception of your likeness together with the letter a few weeks since. We thought the likeness looked so thin that we could not restrain our tears when we first saw it, but it looks better now that we have become accustomed to it and try to attribute its thin appearance to the shortness of your hair. You do not know what a comfort it is to us to have your likeness and how we gaze upon it with pleasure and with sadness too for we wonder if we shall ever see the original again. You do not look very ferocious but careworn. Poor fellow….