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

Eau Claire Dec 27, 1861 PDF (1.8 MB)


Eau Claire Dec 27, 1861
Dear sister
 I have just laid aside my work with a determination to write you before
another day passess off, I am now hurried, knitting to make ourselves comfortable
for winter, you will think I am rather late about it, but we have to get
things when we can and that is not always as soon as we would like, my health
is as good usual for me, Smead is also well, he gets some work to do, but
not as steady employment as in the summer.  We have had a delightful December
until now for a day  or two past it is very cold, the last week in Nov was
tedious indeed, the river froze up and was excellent crossing and there fell
just snow enough for good sleighing and we thought winter had set in fairly

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