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S Cleveland. [Il] 1478 Harvard St. Aug. 18 1892. My dear Edith, I presume You are [expecting] a letter from us and unless I write ir I fear you will not receive one very soon. [For] Archie has no more time for writing than when you were here and you know how [bussy] he was then. And Katie is attending the Spencerian [Buisness] College. she leaves here [evry] morning on the st cars about 8 O clock and returns about

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[written sideways at the top] The [hair] Katie likes and wears nearly every day. she made one she wears her white dress and looks gay and cool and any of her rides she gets [?] some tunes and does not know where she is but is getting [acquainted] read [?] if you can Mother [first column] five on the eve and has but little time [for] anything but studdy, [she] is learning to like her new studdies and [achvil] better evry day but has been sick with bowl & stomach trouble ever since she came and was so bad for a while that she missed two days of school last week. She has neede of a watch, and today Archie went up to the city and exchanged his Silver (at a sacrifice) for a ten dollar ladies silver watch. it is beautiful and I think it will please her. Owing to the way Archie and Katie live they do see one another

[second column] oftener than once or twice a week. I pressume you have heard of [families] departure and safe arrival at [?] she went last tuesday morning. I bought [t?e] a [ne?t] [sacque] and made her a felt and braided [?] with braid like her Blue dress and made her suspenders and she wore the suit with a white waist the sacque was of the same shade as the Braid and she was very much pleased with her out fit. she was [?] before starting but I dont think it would ever take [affect]. Dr H was

[written sideways on the right edge] Jennie and I went to the [sales] [?] one day

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glad to know she was going and wished her a pleasant time. she said she would write to you. I was very sick for a few days last week. I had a high fever for a while and thought it was typhoid, but was happily disappointed for I am well as usual again. I am taking treatment [of] Dr [Kendson] and will likely have to continue a while. I have not yet been able to wash this week. I had a great deal to do to get Jennie ready and since she has gone I have been trying to [rest] We have not got moved but Archie is trying evry day to find a house but had poor success I am preparing evry day for moving and hope one

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a great burden to him or something else They are not your friends just remember and I am glad you did not [visit] them. I am proud of your profession, and I hope you are too and dont get discouraged and if your health does not fail you will succeede. [Rorlf] writes that they are [?] to collect Archies [judgement] and [Nell] is trying to [cover] [up] all his [property] so it is going to be difficult to collect but they are nevertheless going to day [mighty] [hard] to get he has appointed a friend of his in Alliance to attend to the [buisness] and Archie is [cabsolutely] on buying us a home on the [motheliment] [plan?] [written on right side] if they allowed the judgment [?yours] in Haste Love & kisses

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5 [can] by the first of [sept]. The weather is warm and dry. Katie has just returned and I have sent her to get bread and oatmeal [Crasks] for her supper. Katie says aunt Mary could not realize she was going untill she got ready to go. when she [fet] awfull. I am worried when I think of the [??or] miserable [momant] [Cartfells] and her are angry and Abe hates her as I fear he will kill her- Katie has seen him kick her and curse her awfully and she doesn't have any friends to go to. When [Frank] heard of your having been there, he said he hoped you would get married soon just as if you were

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