Emily Chubbuck Judson1846-01-25A. JudsonMy Very Dear Friend,--. . . I do not know what to say to you about going home. Miss Sheldon says in a letter received to-day that the thermometer ranges from six to sixteen below zero, and she dare not have me come. I shall wait a little and be governed by the weather. In the meantime I am very, very lonely. . . . If you were only with me, I should be happier than I have been in years. I dare not look at my future much more than at first, but I trust myself to my God and you--the Heavenly Friend who is all powerful, and the earthly one who would not deceive me, who loves me, I know, most unselfishly--and I feel perfectly secure. I thank God for sending you to Philadelphia, and for giving me your priceless affection. I can not become worthy of it, but dear, dear doctor, you shall teach and guide me, and I will do the best I can; I can love you at least, and will.Heaven guard you! so prays yourEmily.