[Letter of 1879 March 7]


[Letter of 1879 March 7]
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William Still Collection
Blockson manuscripts
William Still Collection
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Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Libraries
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Phila Mar. 7th 1879/ Dear Caddy:/ Your letter/ dated 27th ult. came to hand/ on the 28th- and it was quite/ readable./ My object now in/ writing so hastily is simply/ to dissuade[sic] you from investing/ in one of those outlandish/ looking things called “ulsters”./ Last winter they looked/ pretty well, but this winter/ they have a sort of a forsaken/ appearance- For a car/ driver or Rail Road Conductor/ however, I think they are/ very becoming - But you/ need not fear that there/ will be any advance on/ them unless there was/ II an order issued to/ have them expelled entirely/ from the country./ Now when will you/ want money and how/ much?/ I mailed you a few/ days since 3 copies of the/ Christian Recorder; in/ one of them, Feb 28th, I wish/ to call your attention to/ an article headed, “Dr Tyng/ and his church organization”./ Dont fail to read it care/ fully. It shows how much/ may be accomplished by/ a single individual when/ in "dead earnest”./ Poor Tanner of the/ Christian Recorder is/ laid up with his eyes,/ having over taxed them./ Your mother is up/ in her room in good health/ and I guess I will not dis/ =turb her. Ella is out./ Will,too, and Bobb has not/ got home from school./ So if you fail to get/ their love you know/ the reason./ I hear/ I am glad you/ have injoyed[sic] the society/ of your cousins J. T. & Lizzie/ with the children, and hope/ you will extend to them/ my love./ Now I must close/ 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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