[Letter of 1873 May 14]


[Letter of 1873 May 14]
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William Still Collection
Blockson manuscripts
William Still Collection
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Philadelphia, May 14,th 1873/ My Dear Edward:/ Your very welcome letter came/ duly to hand and I hasten to reply. We are all about/ as well as usual. Baby is some little fretful as/ his two upper teeth are trying hard to come through./ I started from home with him about seven this morn-/ ing and gave him a nice ride in his coach, he/ enjoyed it hugely and when we got home I was/ hungry but he did not seem to be very much/ so, and instead of letting Ma feed him while I ate,/ nothing would do ^but must he fret and then I take him-/ for he soon tired of the floor after struggling so/ hard to get off of Ma’s lap. He is now amusing him/ -self on the floor but every minute I expect him to climb/ up, and in his way beg me to take him up. He tries/ to go up stairs when he gets up two steps he gives/ out. Ma and Cousin Belinda have gone to the/ Old Folk’s Home this afternoon I should have gone too/ but I did hope to lake a few stitches to-day as it will/ hardly do to leave everything to sew until I reach Pittsburg./ Indeed I fear I shall bring so much sewing that I [sha'nt?]/accomplish much. Well I don’t care how soon the 26th/ comes as I am very anxious to see you– the time/ for you to be absent is now out at least so far as my/ consent goes and as soon as I can get my little/bundle up you shall see us I trust. You say take/ The 10.10. P M. train. I thought I had better take/ the morning train as I shall be better rested for travel/ ing after a nights repose than after a day’s exer-/ cise. I judge your money arrangement is a good one/ I certainly see no impropriety in doing as you say./ Don’t it have to remain some time before you can/ command the interest? I will endeavor to get the/ pain come to Mr. Hunter for you, where is your/ pain now! I wondered you had’nt said anything/ about any aches or pains lately I fear you have/ been keeping them quiet. I am glad the lady has/ a piano, not that I expect to play so much but/ I have a few pieces of music which I should not/ mind having an opportunity to practice over./ Mr Jones has had a heavy cold. I believe, I guess he/ is more worn out than anything else. Our/ folks think he is sicker than he believes himself/ to be. Jane Allen’s brother was buried on Sunday./ There were very few friends present./ No one is present but George so I send love/ for all. It is cool here as well as in/ Pittsburg- a little fine yet [feeleth?] very good in/ the large store. The Spring is very backward./ I told Pop about the money we suppose/ the book is still selling although you did not/ state so in my letter. Pop feels encour-/ aged from other sources to think that his efforts/ will not be in vain. Much love and/ many kisses from Willie and self./ Your Affectionate Wife/ Carrie/
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Wiley, Edward A. [recipient]
Temple University Libraries, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
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