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Ladies Sewing Articles for the Soldiers Letter

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Neat little letter discussing the sewing of articles by the town ladies for the troops. Half page written in pencil. It is a bit light with a small amount of staining. This one is dated Oct. 14, 1861 and reads as follows..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Cousin Alye, I promised if I saw Julia Comstalk that i would send you a line. I saw her to church yesterday and told her we could come some day next week. She said she wished would, so you can let me know what day you will come. I wish you would come to our aid society next Saturday. I know you would like to come and it is only once a week, 2 o’clock in the afternoon now so come and bring your thimble and help the poor soldiers. I went last Saturday and made one pillowcase, one towel and partly made a pair of slippers and would some more if I had not forgot my thimble. Most all the school girls were there and had a jolly time. I brought home some slippers to make and if you can’t come Saturday, come some other day and help me make them. Please excuse this bad letter for I am in an awful hurry. Your Cousin, Emily”.

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