From Mother and probably Abbie to Allie, March 27, 1892

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From Mother and probably Abbie to Allie, March 27, 1892


Billerica, MA.


From Mother and probably Abbie to Allie


Mother and probably Abbie


Jerome Peirce Collection, National Park Service


HIST 428 (Spring 2020), University of Mary Washington




NPS, Civil War Study Group, Paul and Louise Marahrens (Transcribers)


For educational purposes with no commercial use. Courtesy of National Park Service, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP, FRSP 16095-16102 (FRSP-00904).








Letter #250


Billerica, MA.

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Mar 27, 1892
Billerica Sun [???]
Dear Albinia,
Yours received yesterday, wish we could step in and talk awhile. Abbie has a cold, not well enough to go to church. We sent for M.E. to come down this noon with J and F, she did not, but sent word that she could not go to W. with you. I am sorry, but hope it will be alright with you, and that you will have a nice time. Alice R. had written M.E. that she was going with you. Hope Lu’s [Lulu’s] cold is better and that both of you will gain strength! Shall think of you every day, hope I shall know which day you go to cemetery. Annie seems to be gaining slowly, sat up a little while yesterday for the first time. Ethel here a part of every day. She is very good. I thank you very much for the wool. When it came, my neck had not troubled me for some days, so I laid it away upstairs in [a] drawer, to have it in time of need. So, when we read the letter yesterday, Ethel and I went and got it and opened it. It was fun for her to think I put it away and did not know that there was something for her and Anna.
I think it is very funny about you knowing about Mr. Walker. I knew that Dr. W. had a son, Edward, but did not know he was living. Hope you will call upon him without delay. Give my regards to him. Tell him I am the only own cousin of his Father that is living. I used to enjoy seeing his Mother when I was in Charlestown. Wonder if he remembers his Grandfather.
Love to Mrs. Allen. I think she is getting an early start in house cleaning. I envy her. I feel quite discouraged when I think of ours for Mrs. S. is up so much nights that she is too tired to work long at a time.
Mary E sent us Alice R’s letter to read. She said circumstances over which she had no control prevented an earlier decision. Sorry Mary E is not going.
A postal from Hall’s this morn, been busy dressmaker all the week. Frank‘s finger is better.
Love to all

Mother has written all that is new. I have kept quiet within doors so have nothing of interest. My cold will soon wear off but it has made me very lazy. I pity Lu [Lucy] to have to teach when it hurts one so to talk with a cold. Ethel was delighted with her bright money. She is such a good little girl when here and they say Anna is at home but together they do not harmonize so well. As they grow older they will more.

I send the spoon with this.

Cousin been in. Frank has a cold but wearing off.

My daphne has a cluster of blossoms, very sweet.

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