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Newburgh, O March 16 1893 My dear Daughter Jennie I see has left her letter to you for me to finish and I will have to add a few lines in haste, as I am in a hurry as usual and so much for one pair of hands to do. It really seems like a long time since we received your last letter but I [ ?] you are very busy and if you are only well we can afford to wait patiently to hear from you. Katie has not yet secured a position but will attend college untill she [ ?] a physician in Norwalk I wrote to her to come but she did not receive it in time & so lost that. She may at any time get a place. She got another new [?] & a pair of shoes last week. The sack is plain black double breasted
and fits her well. Len & Archie were over &s [ uncles] last week Uncle intended calling on you this week. I have not yet got the material combine with Jennies dress. Shall I depend on your getting it if you do. I will inclose a sample. I think it will require 1 1/2 yds of 82 in goods and also Jennie says she must have a new pai of Kid Gloves or she will not go to secondary school any more and could you manage to get them for her! a cheap pair of Brown or Black on the [harde] of her dress her hand measures 7'in I think if you cannot get these articles that she will be obliged to do with out for Archie is discouraged at our [pranks & necessities), I tell him that you and Katie are almost ready to help him and I try to encourage him in that way. He was short of money some weeks ago - and he pawned his watch. But he has since redeemed it. don't say one word about me [....ding] these things
Did Archie tell you that he received a letter from [ ? & ? ] on the 24 of last month? he did and he showed it to me last Sunday night. I would send it to you but he has it locked in his trunk. you would certainly laugh to read it He says I dont know your address but I will send the letter to a friend who does and he will send it to you he wants Archie to write to him but does not give his address & wants him to meet him at the worlds fair
your convenience. I dont know where to direct it but I guess to the Hospital as it is not likely you are at [Mavers ?] Your loving Mother Balam wants Archie to come to him and not be a servant any more for other folks. It is a good one for our attorney and Archie is saving it for him.