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Call Number, Eau Claire SC 35 ([unpublished])

Eau Claire Sept 16th, 1861 PDF (2.6 MB)


Eau Claire Sept 16th, 1961
Dear sister,
 I suppose you are almost out of patience with me for not writing sooner,
but really so many care have come along every day, that it seemed as though
I could not well find time, besides I have been sick, was taken the first
of April and for eleven weeks had to keep a hired girl, since that I have
kept around and done my work, but still am not very well, but if I can only
do my work I will not complain.  Oh how I wish I could have one of Joels
girls to live with.  I regret it more and more every day I live, I am glad
you like Melissa so well.  She must be a great comfort to you, and now you
have mother with you, I think you are doubly

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