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Hope St. Newburgh [Cl?] July 2nd 1893 My Dear Daughter, It seems to be quite a long time since I last wrote to you and thinking perhaps you would like to receive from me as well as [archie?]. Therefore since I have insisted upon his writing or [J?] he would not [abide?]. [He?] went away this morning and did not intend returning until eve but soon came back with your [Jrostal?] enamoring the sending of the Express Package and he will go after [?] [at?] [fire?] [oil?] [?] and hopes to find the office open Then I presume it contains many useful things as usual. Must I lay them away for you or could I use them if necessary? We are all well as usual at [Jro?] but sickness with [?] is very common. Archie was the last to leave his bed some two weeks ago. He had taken cold so Dr. H. said and it had [shown?]
him into a fever but it was [not?] [?] [alone?] [for?] he had been with out payment for some time and his money was nearly all gone and the rent was due and our grocery bill [?] and he worried. Last Monday arriving he started out again to hunt for [?] with only sixty cents [in?] the world and was [f?] in [some?] finding a [J?] in a wholesale grocery house where wages are small and the work hard but it is the best he can do for the present. [Katie?] and him [?] in paying the rent last eve and tomorrow he wants to go to Salem but does not intend staying longer than the [b?] he wants to visit the Richards family. Particularly and one fare for the round trip. I hope he can go and enjoy it. He is not well and strong and I try to [?] him to [?] at the [?] he is at for he is not accustomed to hard work but will get accustomed to it after while and then his hands will not blister and he will be [?] and receive better wages [?] [?] if he i sonly faithful. [Jennie?] and I were [?] for [?] come over [?] L [C?] with all expenses paid last week and we want [you?] [?] all [accepting?] [?] and [B?] and [P?] went on an
on the side of the house the porches are on and I have [six?] geraniums growing nicely one is in bloom. They are in pots and I have a [B?] which is always blooming and Archie has a beautiful fuschia which was given him. Which is loaded with flowers and I have a [?] sweet peas growing. We get milk of Mr. [Ritchenhams?] and they [?] have given us bouquets of roses Jennie and I went to the woods for a basket of earth and we gathered wild strawberries and wild roses and daisies and elder flowers and the next day we went to the asylum found that John Ward had gone home the week before and Nanny Taggart was yelling as [?] [B?] [ward?] does not [imagine?]
You did not tell us where to address you but I will address you at Evans and perhaps it will reach you. I am glad you have so pleasant a home to [go?] [I?] hope you will soon find a situation. Grand [J?] [S?] came to L C. just before I left he came to [?] to attend a convention and to visit his son Clarence but Clarence had left for Texas the day before. L. C. I believe did not loose much by the fire and has started in business again with a heavy [?] I have the boxes of [Chryo?] and lilly and fern growing nicely under the windows.
3rd excursion to "Cottage Grove Lake" /2 miles beyond the [Akson?] - it was a Presbyteran sunday School Picnic, we had a pleasant drive and returned very weary. There were about 300 hundred of us - Uncle + Aunt insisted on me to let Jennie stay there during vacation and I told him she might try [Richie Archie?] came home on Thursday after some clothes and medicine, and returned immediately they are arrainging to go out on the Lake on an M, E, S, S. Evanshorn on the 24th and I have fear of an accident. I took Jennie to see H. week before last for an examnation and he finds an improvement since the last examination and he is treating her for her cough. he is so very kind and I am ashamed to think we pay him so little. I wished last night when I called that I could give himself .[... } more than a doll -ar, I went to see him in Katies behalf more than myself last [case]. I will tell you all about it but don't you worry nor say one word