Terrell to "Miss Adelle", April 4, 1894

Friendly letter from Terrell to a female acquaintance in response to a letter he had recently received from her.




6 make it a place to be seen and enjoyed.

But with all this "I want to go home", and yet cannot until conditions here improve. I cannot think that this uncertainty will last long -- and I will soon determine whether Mrs Terrell should come here, or I go home. I cannot reconcile myself to the idea of remaining here another year without Mrs Terrell.

If hard work continues to press me, I will not certainly remain by myself. What I chiefly regret is that I find no time to write of my experiences and observations. I find out so many things. Just think of it! I never found the old Thesalonica so near me (Turks have changed all the names) of which Paul wrote,^(now Salonica) or the place where St Andrew preached (until very old) and died; or the spot to which Belisarias was banished + a dozen other things, which no guidebook refers to, + are only preserved in Old Greek authors (never translated) -- never found or knew of these things until I returned, and now cant find time to write about them + so many other things

Well,-- I know you are tired of this. You and Albert are young, and I hope have a happy life before you. Mine has been a sad + chequered one; full of disappointments. Be happy with each other. The world is selfish + you will find but little content, outside.

Sincerely your friend

A. W. Terrell

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