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Call Number, Eau Claire SC 35 ([unpublished])

Eau Claire Feb 25th 1861 PDF (2.9 MB)


and this is a specimen of what our winter has been, how about yours? we have
only snow enough for good sleighing.
 It is now almost year since brother ERastus died, it has been a lonely time
to me he used to write me so often.  Oh how I have missed his kind and affectionate
letters, Carrie writes to me occasionally, one of her letters I owuld like
to copy for you, but I do not think best, yet will tell you somethig she
said.
 "July, 12th. she sayds, the last four months have been lonely ones
for me bereft as I am of my stay and helper, God bless him, I trust and feel
sure he is perfectly happy.  I sent a trunk to Greenfield containing all
of Erastus clothes (except four of his best articles) which he desired should
be given to his brother Joel's family, the four articles he tole me to sell,for
he knew I should want every cent of cash which I could

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