Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Bennett Taylor
|My dear Bennett,||Boston. 21. February. 1865.|
My son Algernon received a letter from my brother Jefferson, yesterday, dated 3d February, perhaps even later news than you have received. All well.
I write principally to say that I feel to-day more encouraged in the matter of your exchange than I have done yet. Mr C. who has been unremitting in his efforts, has at last, we hope, applied to a man able & willing to advise & to act efficiently. I would not have you too secure, but I cannot help imparting to you some of the hope I feel. It will take some little time to take the necessary steps—till then keep a good heart.