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Call Number, Eau Claire SC 35 ([unpublished])

Oxford Apr 27th 1856 PDF (4.5 MB)


care of potatoes corn __, he is going to work at carpentering again some
of the ime for he has not any team yet, he has bought a heifer coming in
about two or three weeks from now, so hope to have mkil and make our own
butter, it is now worth 20 cents a lb, eggs 12 1/2 per dozen, we do have
plenty of them to use, our hens are doing nicely, expect we should have some
chickens in a day or tow.  We also have plenty of pork for we have just killed
a good fat hog and if you will come in and take uspper with us we will give
you some fresh meat, have also got a pig doing nicely.  My little canary
birds are doing well, I succeeded well in bringing them out here, they were
not so much trouble as my carpet bag for I could hang them up in the cars
by my side, while we were sometimes so crowded that I had to  hang onto my
carpet bad to keep it, they seemed to enjoy the ride and would amuse the
passengers by their singing, sometimes there were others who also had birds
with them and when they all got to singing we had music, dear brother the
bible says if meat make they brother to 

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