[Letter of 1875 October 12]


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[Letter of 1875 October 12]




African American families
African American fathers
Fathers and daughters


Anderson, Caroline Still, 1848-1911 [recipient]






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Phila Oct. 12, 1875/ Dear Caddy/ The “two or three/ days” are out. On Monday/ morning I drew my check/ and meant to have sent it off/ in a jiffy, but after fumbling/ in my pocket book in vain/ for a check stamp, I con/ =cluded that I had better/ make haste slower- hence/ put the check in my pock/ =et book to wait untill[sic] I/ could get some stamps./ Well today I got them/ and I will notw attend to/ you./ Enclosed you will/ find my check for twenty/ dollars./ I hope you are now/ occupying an attitude/ where you can see/ day light. You thought/ when you wrote last that/ doubtful questions and/ great mysteries would/ be solved “in a day or/ two”- what are the results?/ Do you see much of/ Will? His first letter to/ me came to hand today./ Have you been to his/ school? He seems to think/ that he would be glad/ to get a clerkship in one/ of the Departments, and/ deigned to ask me to aid/ him in the matter. Now/ I am not sure that I can/ do him much good at/ this distance off. However/ I will give the matter/ due consideration./ I shall write him perhaps within/ a day or two./ We are all quite well,/ and matters & things are/ moving on smoothly./ Quite a number enquire[sic]/ after you at church &c/ and some ask me to give/ their love to you, but/ just now I do not remem/ =ber their names./ The widow, Mrs. H/ Jones & her family are/ still in their troubles, at/ least the dead husband/ has not been buried/ yet. On the 16th inst./ the court is to hear/ argument in the case,/ where it is thought/ Mrs. Jones will gain/ the day./ Willie Wiley is/ O.K. He visited The Home/ with me last Sabbath/ and had a good time/ as usual. He is not/ seeing one bit of trouble/ over his mother’s absence/ but is perfectly happy./ Your affectionate/ Father/ W.S./