A.L.S. December 16 [circa 1860-April 12, 1861]. �R.E.� [Roxana Chapin Gerdine] to �Dear Sister Em� [Emily McKinstry Chapin]. 4pp. Note: Part of the last page continues onto the front of the first page.)
views with love to all home folks. kindest regards to all friends and remembrance or two to William I close. Marion has told all she can think of and now her [topic] is exhausted. she has taken [more] recent affairs this morning it is a fat woman she has heard of who weighs well she is afraid to tell how much she really thinks it is �46 lbs� may be it was as much as �44�. Write. Write. Write soon the Gen sends love to you and yours. Au revoir. R.E.)
Plantation Dec. 16th"
Dear Sister Em-"
I have had company for a week or so past consequently I have neglected writing you as I intended to do but my letters home are for you all so I do not hurry after writing one. I wrote Mother nearly two weeks since and sent her a curl of Tommie�s hair and while making Christmas for my tribe it occurred to me I would make you a pair of cuffs like I wear. I have christened them by wearing them once myself and I have made Aunt Eliza a shoe of a piece of my second day silk and a lock of pets hair how I must not forget Nellie even in such a little matter you know. Well how are all. you wrote me in your last that you had been sick. is it time for me to make"
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