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Letter from W.H. to his wife
Letter from W.H. to his wife
TitleLetter from W.H. to his wife
SubjectLockport (Ill.) -- History
DescriptionHandwritten letter from W.H. to his wife, discussing weather and hiring a new servant girl. - Donated by Gerald W. Adelmann
Dimensions3 p.; 5 in. x 8 in.
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University 2013
TranscriptXXXX Ill
Aug 15/94
My [DAMAGED] Wife,
I reread your letter this morning. I'm very sorry to hear that the heat has taken such a hold of you. Why do you not come down here? Well believe me, we have had it real cool and nice have not suffered with the heat one bit. At night, we have not got enough clothes. [DAMAGED LINE]
Make up your mind and come down & know as far as heat is concerned that you can enjoy yourself real well and for medicenal Water. XXXX is twenty-six mineral Springs on the farm that are camped on. Walter says that he is getting better as fast as he can. He is drinking White Sulper of course it XXXX other properties but the white sulper XXXX and so it is called the White Sulper Spring.
Now XXXX XXXX you hot here some girl or woman to cook for George and sum for a week for it will be hard work to get one of the girls to go home if you was here you might get one of them off but it will be [DAMAGED LINE].
…me to XXXX our home would not Maggie Schrall come over and cook for them and sleep to home if she will not come you not get some one else to come day times and do the cooking but o my how you will now have received my letter of the 13th in which I told you what to have Sam do so his work will be light.
[DAMAGED] brot the girls down to church this morning and if it does not rain shall take them to Ottawa this afternoon. We are only seven miles from Ottawa and are 2 ½ miles from this place.
This has been a very quiet week in the camp. The girls and Boys went off Monday but since then they have stayed in Camp pretty close.
Eddy wants you to bring Geo Bush down. The girls say that he will not be any trouble to them.
Your affectionate Husband
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CollectionGerald W. Adelmann Papers (Lewis University)
Accession Number2013-10-Adelmann-0003
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