[Letter of 1873 July 11]


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[Letter of 1873 July 11]




African American families
African American women


Mary [recipient]






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July 11 18[73?]/ Dear Cousnt Gary your letter cam/ to hand this morning it taken me/ on surprise i was glad to see my/ sister mary I havnt seen her for/ som time she told me that you did/ not think you wod get up I have/ bin looke aunt letitia and the/ children or [?] hue will come/ I am expecten you to come I hase/ [?] bine lookin fore a letter from/ [soom?]of the family on these [xxxxx?]/ i did not write tell aunt that/ i was expecten her to com it/ taken me on supries when I herd / that she was as not com as soon/ as you lik rite as soon as you get/ this an let me now when you get/ a comen up i expect that we com get/ milk at ge[xxx?] as i hav is aunt/ a comen [x?]un lookn four her I have/ consideberl room in this hous it is/ plan i am not fixt in it as i/ [?] lik but i must cree[p?] befor i/ walk i shall be pleas to see you/ all i have bin under the post ofis/ fore some time rite yoou and let/ me no [x?]when you are [comen?]/ we are all well the family/ Joins me in love to all/ I was much suprise to find ma[ry?]/ to home Joseph talks of comen/ to the city ne week you need wat/ about him [i?] when do you expect/ to com and so we can meet you/ at medford day/ From your cousnt/ Emma Lou Still/