A.L.S. April 4 [1861-March 21, 1862]. Lucy Chapin to �My dear Sister.� West Point, [MS]. 4pp. Photocopy. Note: Part of the last page continues onto the front of the first page.)
so Thomas Chapin is at home. give him my regards and tell him I wish his wanderings had led him [illegible] the valley of the [illegible]- I would love to see him right- well. How are Josiah and his wife flourishing? turtle dove fashion I suppose. Well Em I have had only ten minutes to finish this letter but I have done it- [illegible] much to my satisfaction Write Soon. Yours [Lula]"
West Point Miss Apr. 4th"
My dear sister"
Your letter reached in the course of events having traveled over a large portion of the United States and a portion of the Southern Confederacy but I that �better late than never� is a good motto to apply to letters &c for the news kept very well in fact was perfectly fresh when it reached me. not quite so thrilling and interesting perhaps as a portion of that your favored Emma with before. I was anxious to hear further particulars, please enlighten me on all points of Chicopee gossip.
How deep is the snow? Have you skated any this winter? Have your sociables been dis-
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