Letter from Ann Stevens, dated 1863-07-21

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Dear Mother. I thought I would write a little to thee. I am glad thee has concluded to come. I presume that I shall not have much time to visit with you or see to you but I think you will have a good time and it will be a great satisfaction to me to know that you are here, and that you see the closing up of my school life, if I should fail in anything I should feel terribly. If Miss Cobb does not come back I presume I shall. I feel terribly about her being away.- Her father had the [?] fever together with an apoplectic paralytic (?) stroke. There are generally a good many visitors generally here but so much the better. Was it not wonderful about the escape you had. I cannot be thankful enough. Polly is an unfortunate horse I believe. I thought

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she was a person for a long while. I am glad she is better, be careful. Does thee not think a journey on the water will be beneficial? (say crossing the Connecticut on a bridge) I do not know what the latest war news is, nothing important I presume. I am going to wait a week or so before the next alarming report is digested - Love to all my relatives and friends. Remember me kindly to Reuben - I have no more ideas to put down in brillliant language and elegant penmanship, so I will bid thee a kind and affectionate

Adieu Ann King Stevens.

[I?] good mind to have my last [?] written so.

[w/7-21-1863 to M. S. Putnam]

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