A.L. Fragment. [1865-1878]. [Roxana Chapin Gerdine] to [Emily McKinstry Chapin]. 4pp.)
but if you were not there shall probably not go to Mass- can not tell yet. I would not influence Wm either way if I were you as I expect he would have gone before if you had not persuaded him to remain on Fathers account. now you have no particular tie I do not expect I shall go north many more times. I am getting less fond of travel it seems like quite a task to pack up and start. Tom is nearly frantic to go. he has sold his pony for $100 and his father has paid him for attending to the stock this past summer so he feels rich. he has about a hundred and forty dollars I expect. Our plantation is rented out this year to negroes. every [acre] will be in cultivation. they pay as rent so many lbs of cotton to the acre. we will take no corn. our share will be all cotton. we have sold
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