Letter from Nancie, dated 1861-01-20

ReadAboutContentsHelp

Pages That Need Transcription

p.
Needs Review

p.

[envelope]

William Byrd Stevens. East Montpelier. Vermont.

Last edit 8 months ago by catslover
p.
Blank Page

p.

This page is blank

Last edit 8 months ago by catslover
p.
Needs Review

p.

do it and as I do not pretend to be that I fear I shall not. Do not know which I shall study in the spring Latin or French. I had a very nice visit with Miss Fuller. She looks old as you please. Sarah Miles has gone home with her. She has our pictures will send us her photograph when she gets some taken. Mr. B. brought [home?] some very nice ones of himself from Burlington. Mrs. B. has got real smart again.

I came home and did not stay to sabbath school today. I am so cross, I can hardly stand it. I hope this letter won't bite when Thou opens it. Wrote five last first day but shall not write any more today. How does thee get along in thy studies and how is Charly doing. I hope very much [Jimie?] will return in the Spring. She is the best girl we ever had, not excepting Katy or Harriet H. Henry has been home to see his father. He is not going to college until march, and should'nt wonder if he does'nt go then, it is my opinion he is "[freshing?] out", as the saying is. I am sorry for think if he had had a little more perseverence he would have ben in the junior class now.

[in left margin:]

I wish I would see thee to-day. With a good deal of love I am thine forever

[H?]

[page break]

[upside down:]

I had rather take a whipping than read this over, so please overlook mistakes. I shall write to Mary next week.

[in left margin:]

Guess she will be glad to receive a letter, if it is as good as this.

[right side up:]

First Day Morn., 20., 1.,1861.

Dear William:

I do not have much to write this morning and guess I shall not get up much of a letter for I do not feel like writing, and feel "down to the keel." I meant [heel?]. My head aches and I feel rather cross, "keeled up", generally. James will remember that expression.

Went to a Donation to and Oyster Supper at the Hall. Had a very fine time. Phil was our attendant as usual. I like him very much. Though Miss Y. was a little jealous of Fannie and I, but she has not the least reason, in the world to be. He is very gentlemanly and nothing more than friendly. There were a great many people there, and nice music. Phil was Toast [Master?]. Mr. Blanchard [deleted]gave[/deleted] responded to one on Women and did very finely of course. [Hendu?] too "Union is Strength" and Williams to "the Bible." This was very

Last edit 8 months ago by catslover
p.
Needs Review

p.

good for he got a certain lawyer in this place to write it for him. There was about [50?] dolls. donated and as much as Mrs. Robinson had by twenty dollars. Well, yesterday Smith [Lukas?] came down after [?] and I. Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs. Chandler, and Pierce went also. We had a very, very fine time, and all the good things to [?] that could be thought of, music and so forth. Had a very good visit with Smith, it seemed quite like old times. Think Pierce is near perfection however, perhaps I have written that he has taken [deleted]her[/deleted] Flora's school, as her health failed, and she was obliged to leave it. Uncle Samel asked me if I would finish it. I told him I would not. Flo is at home. Perhaps she may be the [Ornamental?] Department in the Spring, as Mrs Downer thinks [Thee?] shall not return. We hear she is courting [?] [Killop?] this winter. There will be a [S?] the last Friday ever in the Term. I suppose hope we shall have a nice time. Emily is dreading [?] to Burlington, she sends her love to thee

[page break]

and wants thee to be sure to visit her, as soon as thee arrives there. I like her very much. She is a good little soul, as ever ran the [streets?] of Morrisville. The first [?] I was here I did not like her at all, suppose it was because I did not get aquainted with her. Leola and Sue were my intimate friends then, now they are seen hardly over a month, and I do not care for them any more than for pretty girls enough but little to them. Sue was at Church to day the first since this Winter. Mr. Blanchard read Sermon, a very beautiful one about marriage. Mr. Parker of Stowe will preach this evening. do not know whether they will let him have the church or not. Mr. Blanchard went to Burlington [two?] days. [?] [mounted?] the Rostrum [Rostrorm?] I have finished mythology and the two first Books of Roman History, am in hopes to finish the History, but [?] B says it will be "very smart reading to

Last edit 8 months ago by catslover
Displaying all 4 Page