Portland, March 3rd, 1861
To Mrs. L.A. Burns:
I went to your relief on reading your letter and have visited you at intervals ever since. At this time, I am sitting, working on your stomach to make the heat pass down; and if you are affected, you must lay it to me.
The pain you have in the bowels is all right; it shows that there is an action; it will relieve the left side. Your head, I shall give a good rubbing, especially the back part of it.
It won't bother you to comb your hair, as it is short. I shall remember you and make you frequent calls.