[Letter of 1876 March 6]


[Letter of 1876 March 6]
Digital Collection
William Still Collection
Blockson manuscripts
William Still Collection
Digital Publisher
Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Libraries
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Philadelphia, March 6 1876/ Dear Caddy:/ I have only time now for/ a few lines although I would like to say/ much had I a little more time./ First and for most let me settle the money/ matter-. You will find check for Eighteen/ dollars./ I have’nt[sic] your letter present hence cannot/ pretend to answer it./ If I am not mistaken you are about/ passing through with your commencement/ Well, if I remember [xx?]ight you will after/ getting through with this siege continue/ to study although, the institution will/ manage you in a little different way./ We though[sic] it a little strange that/ you said nothing about coming home./ I suppose however when you get homesick/ you will inform us of your intentions/ with regard to the matter./ Our little Willie is not very well./ Nor is your mother quite up to her usual degree of health-/ She and Willie both took some/ gold castor oil last evening. Indeed we have/ a great deal of sickness in the city. Mrs. Sayers/ is very sick, so is her oldest Bro. and his/ wife & child, and only two or three weeks/ past her Bro. buried his oldest boy- now/ Joe White’s child is lying dead. So the/ hand of affliction is heavily upon the/ family- But if I was to continue/ I could go from house to house and/ give you quite a sad picture, but will/ here withhold - by adding none are/ safe but those who are in the ark under/ the keeping of the Good Shepherd./ Your affectionate Father/ W Still/
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Anderson, Caroline Still, 1848-1911 [recipient]
Temple University Libraries, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
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African Americans -- Diseases -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century