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Julia Bonsall's letter to her mother, 1877

April 3rd, 1877

Dear Mama,

I received your letter yesterday a few minutes before dinner. I went to school this morning and yesterday afternoon and expect to go this afternoon. I asked Aunt Annie when she was coming down but she said she didn't know. I believe she likes her machine very well. Minnie Boyer left for school yesterday at half past eight o'clock. We had shadow pictures last night and are going to have them tonight. We were all undresses and were going to have a splendid one when Eddie Thomas came in and we had to run. He is going to live at Lockridge by himself and he came to kiss Aunt Annie goodbye. I have been to church every time there was any. Emma Williams made a large cross for the church on Easter and Mrs, Hunt gave two large bouquets. The Easter eggs arrived early on Saturday morning , we each had two and Uncle Oli and Aunt Annie each had one. They were splendid. WE have thirty six little chickens. One has something the matter with its legs. henry thought it was dead and was going to throw it away but Aunt Annie told him not to and now it is getting better. The children have a great time with the chickens . They are out with them all the time all the time they can spare. I didn't eat my orange coming up in the cars but when I got here the children were glad enough to eat it for me. Did Ellwood have any Easter eggs? You forgot to write about the birds and the cat - has she got any kittens yet? I am coming home on Friday in the ten minutes past 3 train . I hope you will remember to meet me. Tell Ellwood May Laubach is very well and I guess she would like to see him and that his letter was a very nice one. They all think he can write real good. I haven't been to see any body yet because if we go out any place Aunt Annie scolds us and says we are out looking out for the boys and we don't care for their sisters. Uncle Oli was so cross because I didn't write to you sooner. I have been ready plenty of times but they would call me to do or play something. We are all right well up here. Today is an elegant day. The sun is out just as bright as it can be It didn't rain up here yesterday. I think if I didn't write soon I am making up for it. I have a good deal more to say but as my paper is getting short I must close with love to all from your daughter Julia.

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