Julia Gardiner <I>Tyler</I> Spencer

Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer

Sherwood Forest, Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 May 1871 (aged 21)
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 24630221 View Source

Convent of Sacred Heart Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada May 6th 1866 My Dearest Mamma Je vous obeis-you said I must write every week & now I am going to try and write something as you know I have nothing to write you about here except to ask how your are & that I am very well only I have had a headache ever since I have been here & don't expect to get over it untill I get home again. The Nuns say it is too late for one to be homesick now as I have been here so long time without feeling lonely before but I am going to try and stand it without murmurring. Do Dear Mamma try to send me to school in New York next winter as I do not want to come so far away from home again. I am in the 2nd class & am getting on very well. I am studying French of course & then my English studies are grammar, geography, history, philosophy retoric & music & drawing. I try to study very hard & make up for lost time. Brother James is going on Sunday to New York & I would like pretty well to go with him. But before he goes I will make him promise to come back very soon when hecomes or even before he comes but please send me some summer dresses as all I have are so warm. The dress you sent me was so short I had to let it down all around. Mother _____tells me to tell you I have grown very fat. I eat enough but don't sleep enough. I get up at 5 & go to bed at 8 1/2. What a change here from N.Y. I have written twice to the boys & they cannot complain. Give my love to all & believe me as every your fond daughter Julia. Do not catch the cholera how is Col B i enclosed a letter to Sarah. Tuscarora August 25th 1868 Dear Mamma Mr. Fleurot has kindly offered to take a letter for me to N.Y. & therefore I write you--Why have you not written ____sentmy things I am anxious for them I am enjoying myself verymuch. The neighbors are flocking in to see me as if I were awonder indeed-We had a tea party here on Saturday night--went tochurch yesterday Today we will return calls I have had a terrible cold both on my chest & in my head They are both better now We drive and ride all the time Yesterday afternoon Mr. F & I went out to salt the sheep--only six hundred in all. He has 26 splendid horses 2 only seven cariages. Mr. Spencer has shaved off his mustache & I am trying to accustom myself to it. You had money enough in the bank I hope to meet the check I was so afraid you had not ____you had better send me 10 dollars to go home It takes so long for a letter to reach here--love to all Your devoted daughter Julia Tuscarora Wednesday August 26, 1868 My dear Mamma I received your letter of Monday last evening just as we were going out to tea and its scolding words merely took away all the pleasure of the evening, but mamma I don't believe you meant all you said did you? Don't you think that your child can be trusted alone for once and I know that if you only knew now hard I try not to over step any bounds of propriety, you surely would not scold me. Yes we did have a queer funny sort of trip from Saratoga--first the train did not connect at Albany as Mr. Spencer expected and consequently not connecting at Albany did not allow us to reach Rochester until too late to go up the Valley by rail--so what could we do--only one of two things. either stay at a noisy hotel all night--which as a poor unprotected female would have been to unpleasant--or to drive up to Geneseo which as Mr. Stried to convince me would not take long, and as I wanted to get the journey over with as soon as possible, we drove, but Mamma do not blame me for this, for, being under the charge of Mr.Spencer (I shall never forgive you for it). I felt bound to do as I considered best, so we drove up and in due time reached Tuscarora. yes we reached Tuscarora a short (long-struck out)time ago--an age it does not seem (July--struck out)just a week to day--and ever since have been trying to make myself agreeable and (to-struck out) find (pessuade myself--struck out) that the people I see here as so too. A good many have called since I have arrived--whether to see what sort of a looking girl I am or to really show me what sort of people they are I cannot yet discoverer which, probably both--The diary you suggest shall be commenced tomorrow and if in its variety of changes for day today to find anything of interest I shall consider my self amplyrepaid Are you going to Shelter Island and how soon will you go to Baltimore--Love to the Brintnalls Has (semple?) been found yet Have you heard of Mr. Moran (?) All well Mr. S sends Regards Your affectionate daughter Julia Kisses & love to all Embrace Madge for her mistrees's sake Tuscarora Aug 28th 1868 My dear Mrs. Tyler Letter No 2 I hear you say Yes this is these ? There is to be nothing startling however nothing but a simple letter just like all other letters with very little news very little gossip and very little of anything of any importance Julia wrote you the other day and I suppose posted you on all points of any interest. she has probably told you or will do so in her diary of the different methods devised to kill time andget through the day of the different tea drinkings among neighbor to worry out the evening, and the ingenious devices for musketo killing in order that the night may seem as long as possible On my part I would write you of our constant changing plans to off set there troubles, and make her visit pleasant and now that we are just beginning to flatter ourselves that there is a small show of success, you write and say julia must comehome early in September. Now Mrs. Tyler I know you will not be so cruel as to insist upon so quick a return and so suddenly put an end to our pleasures, and for another particular season. I am going to ask you to say Yes again My sister Mrs. Fleurot and husband and myslef have been projecting a little excurion all summer and have only postposed it until Julia should come up. WE intend running up to Niagara across to Montreal and Quebec through Canada down the rapids of the St. Lawrence stopping at the Thousand Island for a little fishing and so home again. A delightful trip of about a week and which will be all married without Julia--So please Mrs. Tyler let her reamin and go with us and I shall deliver her safely again into your hands before a great while Yes I know you will and my sister will be very much disappointed unless Julia can join us. The country here/South excepted/is looking finely and the Genesee Valley sends greeting to Staten Island and by way of getting better acquanited will exchange a little of her dust for some of your showers. Trusting that the yes may come soon Remain Yours being_____ Wm H. Spencer
Tuscarora September 3rd 1868 Dear Mamma Mr. Spencer received your letter this morning with permission to go to Niagara Thanks--I know I shall enjoy the trip exceedingly and only wish you were going with us--I am___?___ a very pleasant time every one is so attentive. This afternoon I shall make a call on the Fitz ___?___ On saturday eve they are coming here to tea--Cant you send me some money I may want to get some thing in Canada--gloves are cheap there -give my love to all & believe me Fondly your daughter, JuliaT hey are all very anxious to have me stay to the fair here on the 23 & 24 of Sep it comes of--I should like it Can you have a thick dress of some discription made & sent me--we shall leave monday do you think you can answer this by that time Mr. Spencer sends love Tuscarora Sunday eve Sept 6th 1868 My dear Mrs. Tyler Your yes of a few days ago soon shaped itself into a programme which to night we are on the eve of carrying into effect. Yes tommorrow morning (the rain clouds permitting) we leave for the falls thence to Canada. We have not examined the last traveling guide but expect to find the same quantity of water-rushing over the precipice, and the Canadas still under British reign and unless the rapids of the St. Lawrence dash us to pieces you may expect us to put in an appearance on Staten Island some time before the snow flies In case we are wrecked you may look out for some floating tidings of us drifting around New York harbor or washed ashore at Castleton so my dear Madam,if luck proves the case give us a kind thought once in a while and resolved never again to trust a daughter in strange hands But I am not intending this as a letter, only a notice that weare about leaving the quiet valley for foreign parts and I ask you to God speed us on our way Yours ____ Sincerely Wm HSpencer On the Piazza over looking the rapid, Niagara Falls Sept 9th 1868 My Dear Mamma We arrived here yesterday afternoon. Have seen this brook fallen in love with the "three sisters", think of eloping with the "maid of the mist" and seriously of taking up our residence in the "cave of the winds" The rapids are rushing past hastening to mingle with the waters on the Canada shore we see the "Clifton House" The new suspension bridge half completed the museum & the broken edge of the Table Rock on this side of Goat Island & her companion Luna Isle. The commerable Indian states and cash, but not least, people from all climes & of all colors some old some young both seem though to enjoy the falls I have seen beautiful & manificent sights (before--struck out) but never any thing half so grand before. Here I behold the reallity the might work of God-To morrow we leave for Toronto, the St. Lawrence, Montreal. Quebec and home by way of lakes Champlain, Lake George & Saratoga. How I wish you were with me You would enjoy it somuch & you with your brilliant speeches on politics would make the toasts taste more sweetly. I know Mr. Spencer would enjoy it more-I shall call on Addie B--in Toronto if I can find her out. & in Montreal I shall call & see the nuns at the covent--Give love to all & believe me fondly your daugther Julia Spence sends love Plattsburg Sep 16th 1868 My dear Mrs. Tyler I take my pen in hand to inform you that we are well and hope these few lines will find you enjoying the same blessing If you will take up the map of North America you will find in one corner of our own state, on the edge of Lake Champlain the towno f Plattsburg. 7000 inhabitants, one woolen mill-a stream of water, a candy store and photograph gallery. Its from her I am writing We are delayed two days the doctor says, on account of Mr. Fleurot who is laid up with a combination of colds, poor hotels, and the general vexations of a pleasure trip But we hope to get away again to morrow and in doing so leave as homelike and confortable a hotel as can be found in the UStates. julia proves herself so far the best traveller by farof the party and if ever continue our trip much longer such an improvement in health and increase of weight will be the result that you will hardly know her when she returns So good bye again. Julia begs that I will plead an industrious fit as an excuse for not writing and in consequence I am led to think that you would rahter hear from me than not at all yours Sincerely Wm H Spencer Tuscarora Sept 22nd 1868 Darling Mamma Mr. Spencer wrote you yesterday & I write today. I enjoyed the trip very much, but I dont care very much to visit Canada again We shall go down on the 10 oclock boat from the city -Saturday Have everything prepared have you a carriage yet? J'espere que oui--I owe Mr. S 19 dollars & some cents Can you have it for him I will tell you for what when I reach home He will be with us untill Tuesday If it is cool have a fire in the grate & in his room Why haven't you written me plus ___?___ I bought you two pair of kid gloves in Montreal 1.20 in silver which would be 160 in ourmoney The fair comes off tomorrow--Mr. S is going to thevillage now so adieu mon chere mere When did you hear from the boys Your devotedly Julia Home Oct 8 1869 Dear Mrs. Tyler Weare all well, and alone getting acquainted with one another--Thestorm so deranged the mails that we have had no New York letter since Monday Love to all in haste Good bye Will Note: From Sept 1868 to her wedding on 26 Jun 1869, this was the courtship.The next letter was written on their honeymoon coming back to York, NY "Tuscarora" from the Delaware Water Gap---Dana R.Spencer, 9 Jul 1995 Tuscarora June 29th 1869 Darling Mamma Here I am at home--tired to death--we reached here this morning We went directly to the Delaware "Water Gap" & staid untill Monday noon the view is grand around a bout the river & if it had not been so exceedingly warm would have been an agreeable trip but we should had died if we had remained any longer You didn't have the slightest idea where we were going did you The Express hadit decidedly wrong "Tuscarora" is looking charmingly I cannot give you a description of it so must wait untill you come up next week. You must make the boys come & tell brother Gardie to go & see "Miss Kittie Cropper about escorhing her. I left____so many of my things at the St. James when I left in such a hurry. Please bring them to me when you come We are going day after tomorrow to Rochester to hund up a cook-The waitress we have is a very excellent one Willie is as good & sweet asever--he sends love to all--I will write this week You mustcome on Sunday. ___ ___ Lyon & tell him to join the party I amtoo tired to write any more Write soon with love to all Your affectionate daughter Julia Tuscarora October 26th 1869 Dearest Mamma I have waited ever so long from a letter from you enclosing the price of the dress I wanted you to get for me Get something in brown & trim ___ ____ brown velvet. I want a nice dress so that I can wear it in the morning when I get to New York. Willie likes brown best. I see that maroon & black are tobe worn a great deal this winter I want a maroon velvet cloak & bonnet this ____for bestest--dont you think this will behandsome We have both decided to stay at a hotel I shouldnt like it We think it will be pleasant to take rooms in some poor dining house & have a private table dont you thin this will be pleasanter than staying at a crowded hotel--I wish you could spend the winter in the city Why cant you There is no news The weather has been awful We have given up all hopes of taking ourtrip to NY so that you need hardly expect to see us untill a week or two before Christmas--my silk dress that Miss Kassel was going to send you Where is it send them both as soon as possible The Wadsworth have gone to Philadelphia Craig has softening of the brain is crazy poor Mrs. W his wife feels terrible he goes in the garden & digs holes in the ground & putsvegetables in and throws them and laughs like a child he thinksthat he is going to be very poor & wont part with a cent--he doesn't think his wife loves him any more. they wont let his mother know any thing about it I think they should because he will never get well You know his uncle died in the insane asylum it will terrible for his brother to come back & find him mad Willie says I haven't a minute so goodbye have ____heard from Brother Alex Wheres big Bub Love to all Little georgie speaks often of Pearl Willie sends love Yours lovingly Julia The water proof that took away with is Hatties Centers send it to please. "Tuscarora" Oct 30th 1869 I write in haste to ask you to send on my fur cap & muff--& my other flannel shirt the one that you left was thiner than mine & not large enough You left one of Pearls dresses & pair stocking shall I send them or wait untill we come on--Didn't you receive my first letter asking you to select a dress for me & send the bill-: It is very cold here & miserable snowing or raining all the time. Iam tired of staying in the house I am going to take a walk let my dress be made loose in the arm hole and neck I have gained ten pounds since you left weight 30 (note could it be 80?---DanaR. Spencer) pounds I eat so much--every one says I looked better Love to all Yours devotedly Julia Tuscarora July 151870 My dear Mrs Tyler Nineteen days since we left you and only one letter. Shall we scold you Dont you thing we have a right to we, poor children so far away from you with no one to protect us or watch over us---no one to hurry us in the morning for the boat-- or call us when it is time to go up stairs to bed at night. Are we not truely to be pited and then after all this to hear from you only once Well, I suppose we must be content--hoping that when the evenings get longer that our____may be better. Well here we are at last all to ourselves again and wishing you were with us. The boys left us yesterday as of course you know before this and we are now wondering what to do next. Julia who has been a little under the weather is quite herself again and in a day or two will be running ___?___again with me over the farm. Haying is upon us in full force and while it lasts good bye to loafing and receptions-tea fights-picnics and pleasure drives and with a hot sun, dry weather and plenty of pluck in due time haying will be finished The _____ field and we can breathe again. Julia is on the sofa sewing (an indication that she is not very ill) and I am taking advantage of the hours writing to tell you that we are both alive. We enjoyed the short visit from the boys. regretting only that it was so short--but as they would go--we have now tolook forward to your visit. The weather so far has been rainyand cool so entirely different from last season at this time, but we are looking ahead to our accustomed dry weather--Julia will write she says tomorrow or next day and report progress--and so I will say good bye But love to all Yours Ever Will 240# 60 Street February 17th 1871 My dearest Mamma I suppose you are aware that we are here in the city We wrote youjust before we left home--I wish you were here with us. Willisis here on the same business that he was before and I dont thinkwill return home ____We left home last Friday, I am in hopes wewill leave the first of the week I am tired out with doing nothing the walking has been awful every since we have been here. Willie's cousin Mrs. Smith gave a large ball last night,we were invited but of course couldn't go. I will call on theher tomorrow Mrs. Roosevelt has been * is now very sick with typhoid fever He is afraid she will never get up again but the doctor says she will of course. Mrs. Charles has ___ ___ What are you doing how is Mrs. Clopton Tell her to send me the receipt for making wafers & as Many nice things as she can scrape up. Tell big Bub I will write him as soon as I get home.Give my love to all & write son With Love your affect JuliaS pencer ____sends love NOTE: There is a question about the date in the next letter--he refers to "Baby", his daughter who was born May 1871; should this date be 1872? Tuscarora Feb 16 71Dear Mrs. Tyler I returned again from New York last evening. I have written you twice from there directed to Sherwood. I fine two letters for you one from Washington and one from Georgetown--you ask about the room No I have not changed it asI had intended only recolored the walls (lovely color) added acornice and repainted the woodwork--papered the trunk room & painted wood room making it a sweet little room--put in a new mantle down stairs, new desk etc etc etc next week every thingwill be ready for you. Expect to leave tomorrow for Albany & New York again--only two or three days however. Mrs. Fleurot went to Nassau entirely on account of her health--had the roughtest passage in four years. Saw Mrs. Chalmers--she sent by mail toSherwood--socks for baby--How is the darling any way In my nextI will sent you draft, for, you must be in need of something for nurses baby expenses--Have at yet received no word from the missing one I sent you. Weather very cold trying our best to keep the thermometer comfortable. No news to report expect Mrs._____to come over next week to take tea with me. Will send picture of the _____ next time taken in NY Shall try and run down to see you about the 1st March Lov to Pearly & kisses forBaby Ever Will Said the most _____looking femotrype of yourself in a case on Broadway Shall I not have it taken out I had to look at it twice before I could recognize a single one of your sweet featurs in it. Tuscarora July 17 (NOTE: 1871 marked abovemonth; thought to be added later---Julia died in 1871(May)--Could be 1869 and more likely 1870 My Dear Mamma As you see by these two half sheets of paper we are in a deplorable condition not a whole sheet in the house--so please in accepting the half instead of the whole--consider that my other letters must remain unanswered until we get some more--this time giving you all.--Your letter of the 15th is just received--an almost despaired of event-finding us very much as when I wrote youyesterday--Julia still "Hors du combat" but with good prospectsof being all right very soon-I beg that you will give yourselfno uneasiness about the note but pay it at your convenience--theusual county quietness prevails--enlivened only by the noise ofmowing machines and the hurry of haying--the thermometer not yet100 (degrees) and only one rain storm each night. Mondaymorning 19' I had intended sending you this on Saturday butsomething prevented so fearing that I may miss this mail also Iwill close--Julia is much better today and is going out 18_____Love to all Will Tuscarora Feb 2 1872 Dear Mrs. Tyler:Your letter of the 25th I received yesterday & glad to hear suchnews of Baby I wrote you a line from New York last week where Imade a flying visit Mrs. Fleurot sailed for Nassau on Thursday last the 25th for her health I have nothing new here toreport---the weather very cold & varying according to report atfrom 18 to 30 degrees below zero for a few days--The paintersare still in the house and everything is up side down-Myheadquarters--parlor bedroom & reception room are concentratedinto one here in the dining room-and whatwith-bed-table-lounge-desk cheair &c-I have not much spare roomto navigate. We have found that the draft I sent you has notyet been presented and have stopped payment upon it if it shouldbe and shall hear from the dead letter office this week if ithas miscarried when as soon as I hear from you that you arelocated will send another expect to run down to New York againnext week for a few days (Dont get killed on the rail roads &take care of Baby Love to Pearly & Kiss Baby Good Bye Will NewYork 13 Mar My Dear Mrs. Tyler Lachalan has just surprized me bydropping in to my room at ten this morning--finding me laid upwith chill & fever for four days during which time I have notbeen out of my room I am _____here from Albany last week where I have been sometime some two weeks I should have written but had entirely forgotten your number or street How is DaringBaby---I shall return as soon as fever & c will permit & be readyfor you and baby to come up by middle of April Will try tow rite you again before I leave Ever Will Tuscarora April 4th1872 Dear Mrs. Tyler Here I am as you see I explained to you in my last from Staten Island how I had been absent since the last of February--a good deal of the time at Albany--& how I had forgotten your street & number & did not know it again until Lachian surprised me one morning at the hotel where I had been confined again with Staten Island's favorit complaint chills &c I left Lach on Monday and reached here night before last You would laugh to see how I am getting on not a sould in the houseexcept little Tommy Henry & I didagreed & he left for BuffaloMarch 1st The gardener and his wife are in the little house butas I am not hunting up servants I do not trouble them so I cook& Tom washes the dishes & keeps the fire going cooking consistsin roasting potatoes in the ashes & boiling eggs so we get onsplendidly--I have had a present today. Of a dish of baked beans & a boiled ham. So you see we are all right. your three letters I only received last week having been sent on from Geneseo During my absence many changes took place here--three of Geneseo's oldest citizens have gone & four others died--oneor two from this new disease "spotted fever". Ten hours does the work Dr. Fitzhugh has been very sick but it better I dine there on Saturday and now how is my little darling well I amsure or I should have heard from you. I have been away from home now so long that it will be impossible for me to come down & see you--Spring is just upon us. I shall be very busy I have a good many men at work & must be here. I am sorry for I certainly intended to run down but I was detained in Albany & New York a great deal longer than I expected. But you do not say a word about when you are coming on I am all alone now Mrs. Fleurot I expect will return to New York this week; to remain there how long I do not know--but I expect she will come up and pay me a visit before long as she has left all her furniture here --Tomorrow I commence house cleaning for a part of the house I have not yet moved out of the dining room as theweather is still cold & season backward frost yet over feet in the ground & roads bad--but the Sun is working hard to give us athaw and I hope before long an overcoat will be unnecessary Tell Pearlie I received her letter & shall answer it soon---How is Fitz anyhow- and last of all how is my Baby anyhow Is she real well-Good bye Love to Pearlie & kisses for Baby Yours Will Tuscarora Oct 1872 Dear Mrs. Tyler What has become of you Iexpected surely to have heard from you last week but so for nothing. I presume you arrived on the Island all right &c Everything is going as usual here--Baby is as well as can be wished. Stove up -- carpet down and she is as snug as a mouse.The weather has been tolerably pleasant since you left--now a little rain--now some sun shine--so all togather it has been quite comforable. No news to report Have not yet heard from Mrs. Fleurot I must close as Tom is waiting God bye Love to Pearly and Fitz regards to Lachlan Baby sends kisses YoursWill Tuscarora Oct 10th 1872 Dear Mrs. Tyler Your letter of the 5th is just this moment received and I answer in haste today that I think I can arrange the matter for you. I will write tomorrow and do all I can I have time to reply by this mail. In haste Yours Ever Will Baby is always well Geneseo Apr 6th 1873 Dear Mrs. Tyler Winter has at last I think given up the struggle it has been making to keep us in snow and ice-all summer-and today there is a slight prospect that we shall have some milder weather. For the last week-it has rained-frozen and thawed alternately making the roads that were very bad before terrible now. This morning a big flood covers all the flats -- fences are covered up, and only trees, seem to be standing--I believe we have not had such high water since '65--Neither have we hadsuch a breaking up of the roads in 5 or 6 years However, the weather as it has been is very favorable for the wheat crop onthe ground which looks very promising--I cannot report to you anything new still waiting the slow movements of lawyers inclosing up some outstanding matters--every day expecting to beable to leave here, and every day being disappointed I have been expecting Mrs. Fleurot up for a week but she has not yet arrived. Where she intends to spend the summer I do not know--very probably abroad--at least such I think would be Mrs.F's desire--the same quiet prevails in this charming town that has existed since it was first built--the same amount of gossip is circulating and the same people walk the streets everyday--our breakfast at the hotel of beef steak & sausage--nosooner is cleared away than the dinner of Roast Beef &c comes on--only to make way for tea and then bed time and goes on the time. It is very tedious and tiresome--but I suppose I must endure it for a while longer--Belle * have not heard from but once since she reached Canandaigua. When do you go to Staten Island--and how long do you remain there? I suppose you cannot tell I shall try & run down for a few days when come on. Shouldyou be writing to Gardie-and I should happen to notice any plausable advertisements of first rate plantations for sale in the south--if not too much trouble to him--I would like that he would send them to me. Not that my California fever has abated a particle--but should I not be pleased when there-I might examine elsewhere--I came very near-starting for Texas last week with a large cattle dealer--whom I know very well who was on his way there with a view to purchase--and wished a partner but I donot like partnerships so I declined for the present. And now about my little Darling--I shall surely quarrel with you for not writing me oftener about her--Did I not know that she was in good hands I should worry myself all the time. How does the nurse get on with her. I think I would get Mary Davis at anytime___she is in Rochester out nursin--which must give her muche xperience I have almost concluded now to remain North or rather here until June 1st as the crops in CAL are already sown and there would be nothing gained by pruchasing land at this season. At that time I shall start out-to prospect--I saw your old carriage the other day--it looks as good as new with its new dress or paint to fortunally it will not cost you anything here for storage. Give love to Pearly and Fitz and kiss BAby - a thousand times and write soon Yours Will Geneseo June 6th 1873Dear Mrs. Tyler Your letters as also the two papers I was very glad to receive and I should have answered them at once had I not expected to go to New York every day--as it is I cannot get off before next week some time. Well I'm glad that you are all well-- and that Baby is getting on so nicely I wish she could be here if only to upset my ink--I have no news whatever to write about--Mrs. Farmer is boarding on the hill--Mr. & Mrs.Point until they sail the 14th-- Lizzie North has returned from NY Mr. Letchworth of Portage was here last month & wished to be remembered to you. I should like very much to meet Alex and hope he will not have left before I come on I hardly think Icould join him on his Western trip as I have several irons in the fire which I cannot take out at once One a large law suit which was not reached at the May term of the court and the next sitting is not until October I have not quite determinedhowever whether I had better try & leave before then or not.The carriage I can send on at any time--if you intend shippingit to Virginia it had better go as far as New York--on an open car--from there it will probably have to be boxed but it is in a safe place here--it had better not go on until you get ready for it--As to Madge I should be very glad to send her down to you but it strikes me the expense would hardly pay--she could not go without a man to take care of her-at least not as far as New York and should be farther it would cost over $100--however we'll talk it over when I come down--As to the picture as soonas you are ready for it I will send it by express. i will not write more today as I am moving my quarters to a cooler room--but will write on Sunday--love to all and kisses for Baby Will The monument at Carson's I wish to see so much & hope I can arrange to get it if I like it when I come on.

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