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January 1 , 1838 New York City
My Dearest Mary
I got your letter on Christmas. My parents gave it to me and it was like a present all itself. I am working as a volunteer here among the poor in Manhattan and have seen New York’s seventh Infantry march. You should see them. It reminds me of Europe except men and women from England Scotland Germany and Ireland mix with each other and even the Blacks are more free here than in other parts. The United States version of “York” turned our to be quite different from what I imagined. They are quite advanced here. Very little bloodletting and very much into keeping the bodies of the sick hydrated and they use herbs and have antibiotics I have never before heard of or seen.I don’t get much of a chance to use my specialty here but I have enlisted with the Public Health Service and I look to coordinate them with the mission hospitals which seem neglected. My parents send their regards and will be sailing back to England in a few more months. Daddy has me invested in CWS the Cookie and Wheatstone the company that patented a telegraph system which will make communications much faster for everyone so they say. I have to go.
January 2 1838 New York City – Ok now I can write a little bit more freely. My parents for whatever reason were looking over my shoulder. The infirmary at the main medical school in New York city has the largest morgue I have ever seen. Almost any student or doctor can observe research surgeries and science autopsies which are always going on. About your question, the Triocula story came in here too and yes the third eye must somehow be tied symmetrically into the optic nerve, but this craniopogus may have an extra brain lobe so I surmised. I am still drawing out on paper my theory of the ACNS for the third eyes neurological framework. They have not done an autopsy yet on the Triocula and Vatican priests and not doctors are handling the body. I hear Victoria is now the queen by the grace of God. The people here have a president and it is quite different. There is little stability in this system with the budget always changing because the men are always at war here from what I have learned. Its similar to Europe as far as men are concerned, always fighting about some stupid political idea belonging to men who never themselves go to war. Maybe things between England & France will change under Her royal highness.I am sending you a photograph of me and Taylor in Central Park the best part of New York. Photographs are far less expensive than a portrait and are quite fashionable these days.
I have to go. I am waiting anxiously for your next letter.
With my deepest affections