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Hastings, Lucy A. / Family correspondence, 1838, 1855-1874
Call Number, Eau Claire SC 35 ([unpublished])

Oxford May 9th 1855 PDF (1.4 MB)


Oxford May 9th 1855.
Dear Brother and sister.  When I left home I intended to have written you
before this buthave been so situated that I could not very well untill now,
until a week past we have been dodging about, remaining but a short time
in one place, we had a very good journey, did not meet with any accident
to ourselves but our trunks met with hard usage, locks and hinges broke __,
Smead had to keep tying bedcords to tie them up with, still we did not lose
anything, it is astonishing how they throw baggage about, it needs iron trunks
to travel weswt with, the journey agreed with me well, I would like to give
you a description of numerous places we past, but it is hard to do it on
paper, we crossed on the suspension bridge at Niagra, had a fine view of
the falls, it made me dizzy to look down into 

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