Portland, March 22nd, 1860
Your letter of the 21st is received, and I take pleasure in answering it. You must excuse me for addressing Maria, for I come to save her, while those who are well need no physician.
So Maria, I am glad to know you are getting along so well. Since I received the letter, I have visited you often and shall drop in every day, just after you take your meals, and sit by you and quiet your system, so that your food shall sit well.
I shall visit you at night while you are sleeping in your bed and use my influence to make you rest well, so you will be able to walk. You need not give yourself any fears of my forsaking you, nor leaving you in the hands of your enemies. I shall watch over you, till you are able to take care of yourself, if my power is able to do it.
I should be glad to hear how you get along.
P. P. Quimby