Letter from Mary Taylor to Henry A. Van Riper, February 5, 60
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Sunday morning Feb 5 60
Dear cousin I received a letter from you last Friday evening and was very glad to hear from you I did not know but what you had forgot me it is snowing vary hard so I think that we shall have some more sleighing it is quite healthy, here once in a while there is a case of Typhoid fever you said your aunt lib was dead that was bad news in dede [indeed] it was very unexpected to me I should like to know what thar [their] complaint was what your uncle John was going to do troubles will never cease untill we cease to live here on this earth and we all have to have our share I think sometimes that some of us have more than our share but I suppose that we had not ought to complain but enough of this well Hnery [Henry] this is a dreary lonesome day and I am all a lone [alone] I wish that I was down there or you was all here I would let you make all of the noise you would to for it is so very still here that I cant hardly stand it I think a little noise would be a great relief you said you school was most out but you did not tell me who your teacher was you havent got another bone crusher have you I hope not for your sakes does eve go to school how does Mr. Smiths folks get along down in the woods and old [w..y?] Bell is she well she was not [then?] turned out the road yet has she and MR. Valeroy folks are they ill well does much Mark live or our place yet when you write a gain [again] you must tell me all the news and all a bout [about] the folks and don’t wait long before you write I cant write much more this time for I have got to write to Johnny and Gilda and a young lady in York state on that went from here and to Jim Peters I had a letter from him some time ago and he sent me his likeness come out I will show it to you tell willis that I would be vary [very] glad to get a few lines from him and Mary I am waiting to hear from her and I suppose that I shall have to wait awhile before I get one from eva but I guess she will write to me some day you must kill wells for me you must give my love to all that inquire a bout [about] me and keep a big peace for yourself tell Alec to answer my letter soon and your mother to nomore [no more] but remain your cousin till deathHAV Mary Taylor Excuse bad writing and spelling
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