My Dear Sir,
The wedding is over and the ceremonial knot being tied, the delighted pair have departed for Washington. They will be absent a [week?] and will perhaps go to Chicago, Illinois. That and to the Natural Bridge, Virginia, Mammoth Cave—and as south as the Yellow Fever will admit of, in which case they will be gone a much longer time unless fatigued by that point. When you have [decoded?] this epistle please write & let me know.
Post Script: Are there any [?] relation[s?] near your place. If there are will you be so kind as to send some. the ingenuity displayed in this wonderful production [is?] due to [?] alone.