Letter from M.B. Orcutt, dated 1862-01-06

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East Montpelier 1st mo 6 1862

My dear Willie

I didn't suppose I had seen thee for the last time [deleted]when[/deleted] for years perhaps when I came away from Horace's or I should have given thee the parting hand. I thought thee was coming to mother's the next night and when I failed of seeing thee here I would have called upon thee in Plainfield but did'nt know where to find thee. Thee came to me in my dreams last night. Would I could enjoy thy company in my waking moments. Nathan and I came here a little more than a week ago. We occupy thy chamber mother has fitted it up nicely with whitewash paper and varnish so that it has a very pleasant look, but how different it seems here now from what it did when I came almost fifteen years ago then all was bustle and activity. Grandfater father uncle Clark and seven children besides mother and other caretakers

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made up a good round family. now mother and two sons were all I found but we got along very quietly and pleasantly mother finds a good deal to do but she is very cheerful about it as she always was). Mary was here yesterday she was looking a little more unwell than she did last week had drank up all her spring water she is hoping soon to get a letter from thee acknowledging the receipt of thy box. I think it must be a very pleasant sight to see the boys open their boxes from home no doubt their eyes sparkle with delight. We expect to stay here several weeks hope I shall have a letter from thee while here. Timothy write to me occasionally he seems to be pretty well suited with his situation and everything goes right with Ann she always writes how kind they all are to her. I am glad she enjoys herself so well she is a good girl. In love to thee I remain thy affectionate aunt Mary

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