A.L.S. December . �R.E.� [Roxana Chapin Gerdine] to �Dear Sister Em� [Emily McKinstry Chapin]. Plantation, [MS]. 4pp. Note: Part of the last page continues onto the front of the first page.)
and accept much from your old sister R.E. Direct West Point Miss)
Dear Sister Em-"
I do not know what day of the month it is nor would I what day of the week only it rains so hard that the negroes do not go to church so I see them around dressed in their holiday costume. we are having dreadfully dreary weather but it very warm. I never heard such a chattering of blackbirds as we have had here continually for a week. it seems like spring weather only the cotton is not gathered in yet. I have written to father since my arrival here but do not know as I wrote him where to direct so I will tell you now for fear I will forget it this time. West- Point, Miss and I shall expect a letter soon for none of you had written for some time before I left Athens and you know a letter is like an oasis in the desert to me so far away from every body.
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