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Hastings, Lucy A. / Family correspondence, 1838, 1855-1874

Eau Claire March 11th/ [18]60 PDF (3.1 MB)


Eau Claire March 11th/60
Dear sister.  
 Your letter was received today noon, and this evening I will stay at home
from meeting and write to you, for it is the only way I have in my power
to express my deep sorry and sympathy with loved friends in affliction. 
Oh it is sad to think of our dear brother's but in this world, what you say
in reagrd to his wife does not surprise me.  For from what I learned of her
by him when he visited us, and by her letters to him (he always showed them
to me) I was satisfied she did not care anything about him, but it does seem
strange that she should treat him so unkind now that he is so very low, I
would suppose a sense of duty would cause her to do otherwise, even to a
slave

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