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Jersey Shore, PA., Jan 10th, 1894 My Dear Friend Edith _ [illegible] I did not think anything of the kind. I had waited so long before answering your letter that I supposed you had gone away. and it was a long time before you received it. I thought myself to blame; but see how good I am now. There is lots of music down in the Parlor. I left it all and I shall expect my reward by an early answer to all any questions. I forgive you this time Did not Miss Wright [illegible] firmly are your mind that you were not [illegible] any circumstances
to alow the Doctor's to be nice to you: shame one you; I spent Christmas very pleasantly. The children and family were in -vited out for the day, all but one so I took Lily and him and we took dinner at the Hotel. Joined the crowd later on in the evening attended a cantata in town, very nice time; My Daughter is not out of danger but in the midst of it. She is 14 years old next month. I should very much like to go with you but think it impossible this winter. I should very much like to go to Florida. I have a friend that has an Orange Grove there I would like to have you visit me this winter if you cannot will you do so next summer?
Office of John G. Scarborough, Dealer In Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries, Boots And Shoes, Etc. Jersey Shore, PA.
2 Jersey Shore, Pa., 189_
I really want you to come? You know I did not know anything about them at the Hospital. I had not heard of the small pox at all. Tell me all about it if it is not too tiring & did they send the nurses all away or what did they do? I am so surprised I cannot express it, that if is wrought is going away. I never thought of the place but in connection with her and she is going to get married. Tell me who to. I heard her say that no whelf of a man would ever get her. Perhaps he is not one though.
How do you suppose she is going to multiply and replendish the earth no I did not send the box. I wrote but receiving no answer. I conclud -ed not to do so; I told you there was a place to strike _Miss Wright if you only knew where. she had more than one weak spot. I think her husbands will be in the knees. I despise bravy of that kind. What in the name of common sense does Miss Miller want with a case. Thought she was superinten -dent of some training school. Your letter almost took my breath away. They surely must have had marry on the brain. Who did Mrs. Switzer marry. I knew Miss Barnnutt would be married. She told me as much but where is her engagement in St Louis
gone to, and her care for her sister, Edith all is not gold that glitters, But Miss Bassruet was to marry a gentle man that resided in Buffalo; Miss Davidson loved mystry. and was one, or I never saw one. all I can Say is Heaven ____ Miss B family. for that kind always have good sized ones. well you may say (ahem). and what about Miss Cronch she has not gone and got married I hope. though she did have a little sense in that ____. I thought everything was allto -gather lovely there, we have