Wellsville Ohio. 5/26 [1902 ?] My Dear Miss Hartzell I should have written you long ago but was feeling so wretchedly. I did not write or do anything but lay on sofa and do nothing. Lizzie said I was not able to mere collapse. I received the goods all right, the stores I asked about were in my trunk I had put them in myself but forgot about them I am ever so much obliged to you and hope some time I can repay you for all your kindness & trouble You are having quite exciting times
almost as good as a presidential election. I took several good laughs over Miss Norrs letter I can imagine you all buzzing from place to place and the indignation meetings. You wanted to know what I have been doing to amuse myself. Am making myself an afghan it is going to be lovely I have it about one third done. it is of bright colored zephyrs and I like to work at it. I do not read any at all on account of my nervousness and most generally I lay on the lounge do no thing, no thing in the world would ever make me try hospital life again and would not be dishonorable enough to nurse for money. so am going to live as I used to and can do it quite comfortably. I am not going to stay here during July and August. Care to go with
Lizzie to the mountains. Please write soon and I will try and do better. With much love from your old next door neighbor yr. Agnes [ ?]
Scottdale, Pa 3-11-92 Dear Miss Hartzell, Your letter was received on Thursday and am ever so much obliged to you for your trouble. Just put the things that are left in a package or if you can put in one of those hat boxes on top of the wardrobe & ship by express to me. send C.O.D. & I will pay here so you will have no expense. Please put in that pair of shoes that was in my trunk for they are new & my hat & the best of what is left & let the rest slide. send as soon as you can for as soon as I am feeling better & it is warmer I am going home. My brother says he can keep me without
working as we have to work there & Lizzie says it is no use to talk of going back now the way of nervous system is that I wold only be sick for weeks. I cannot sleep + have such a headache all the time. If you could get a basket like requisition basket you could put this things in it. Mrs Wright says I acted very unjust to her for I never complained of not being well. You know that was not true that day I took her down in E Ward bath room that I was not able to work as I had been doing & she told me I didnt know what work was etc no use to talk of it. Some day I may
feel better & go back but not now for I am going home. Tell Miss Fries I will write to her when I get to feeling more like myself & not [have ?] such a pain in my head, to hunt another husband & to write me how she is getting along and next summer you must come & see me on your vacations. Get my darling wife to help you fix the things for I know how hard it is to get anything done there except the regular work. Pardon the paper & pencil for my desk is up stairs & Lizzie is busy. Write soon to your friend Yr Agnes Fraser Keep contents of letter to yourself. for I have not written to Nick W. yet Lizzie says she wrote to her but I am going to write myself when I get better.