[Letter of 1874 September 9]


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[Letter of 1874 September 9]




Children -- Diseases
Mother and child
Mothers and daughters


[Still, Letitia?] [recipient]






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Folder 100 O. Sept. 9th", '74./ Dear Mother,/ I would have/ written to you Monday/ but Willie has been so poor=/ ly most of my time has/ been given to him for the/ last two days; for three days/ and nights he has had hot fever/ and been quite restless, the physi/ cian thinks a little derangement/ about the liver. He looks real/ badly but I hope he will soon/ get over it. I am now/ waiting for N[?]ie Peck/ to return with the buggy so/ that I can take him again/ to see the Dr. Mrs Peck thinks/ it is the effects of the journey;/ irregular, diet rather much?/ [?] &c., which have caused/ indigestion. Well we have/ been to see the Dr and returned/ he thinks now the symptoms are/ those of worms and has given/ me something for that pur=/ pose. We had a rice ride,/ Mary Peck drove us to the/ Dr's and then went to school/ I drove around the village/ awhile and then went home./ Everything is delightful here/ now, it is as warm during/ mid-day as some of the hottest/ weather has been home/ this past-summer, the morn=/ ings and evenings are only/ pleasant not to say cold by/ any means. I never enjoyed/ Oberlin half so much as I do/ now if baby was only well/ my happiness would seem/ complete. But how are you/ getting along; I hope you/ are taking things easy and/ not working yourself to death/ Have you any prospects of a/ girl, I hope you have one/ if not tell Pop please to get/ you one for I dont want/ you to fall over that [range?]./ I suppose you saw baby's/ white cape, and Nel's blue/ sacque after we left, also/ many other little things that/ we intended to bring away/ with us; if so I hope you/ and Pop put them in the/ bundle with the things I/ asked him to send. I cant/ begin to tell you how charm=/ ing Mrs Peck's place looks/ just now and then she/ keeps a very gentle horse/ and a buggy to match into/ which one can jump almost/ any time and take a ride./ She is so desirous of having/ Willie ride frequently she would/ almost keep the horse standing/ at the door and not have him/ put away when he ought to be/ She is very kind and motherly/ and I do feel so much at home/ wit her I scarcely know how/ to miss my own home only/ that I know it is my righty/ -tighty home as the children/ would say where my really/ mother and father live to whom/ I feel to be under many obli-/ gations and who I feel have/ need of me though I could/ content myself elsewhere and/ perhaps make an honest/