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Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated

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Mt Carmel Thursday night Feb 12th
 
Mt Carmel Thursday night Feb 12th
 
Dear dear Husband
 
Dear dear Husband
I am only going to write you a "wee" letter tonight for I have written twice before this week (by the way I wonder if you get all my letters. I never fail to write twice a week, so if you dont get them in that prepotion [proportion], you dont get all I write) I thought I would write a letter tonight because I have started your box today. I rather wanted to wait untill I had another letter from you, was in hopes I would get one last night, but I had the box ready & Elford would go to New Haven today & get it of [off], so I sent it on, & tonight I got your letter, written last sabbath, & I find I did'nt quite hit on the things you wanted, that is all of them, although perhaps the horseradish will take the place of mustard. I am very sorry I did'nt know in time to get your [eat for you,? coffee jar?], but I guess someone will be going to send before long & I can send one. I am  
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I am only going to write you a "wee" letter tonight for I have written twice before this week (by the way I wonder if you get all my letters. I never fail to write twice a week, so if you dont get them in that prepotion [proportion], you dont get all I write) I thought I would write a little tonight because I have started your box today. I rather wanted to wait untill I had another letter from you, was in hopes I would get one last night, but I had the box ready & Elford would go to New Haven today & get it of [off], so I sent it on, & tonight I got your letter, written last sabbath, & I find I did'nt quite hit on the things you wanted, that is all of them, although perhaps the horseradish will take the place of mustard. I am very sorry I did'nt know in time to get your [eat for you,? coffee jar?], but I guess someone will be going to send before long & I can send one. I am  
  
 
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[main body of letter, first two lines written over by perpendicular writing] Mt Carmel Thursday night Feb 12th Dear dear Husband I am only going to write you a "wee" letter tonight for I have written twice before this week (by the way I wonder if you get all my letters. I never fail to write twice a week, so if you dont get them in that prepotion [proportion], you dont get all I write) I thought I would write a little tonight because I have started your box today. I rather wanted to wait untill I had another letter from you, was in hopes I would get one last night, but I had the box ready & Elford would go to New Haven today & get it of [off], so I sent it on, & tonight I got your letter, written last sabbath, & I find I did'nt quite hit on the things you wanted, that is all of them, although perhaps the horseradish will take the place of mustard. I am very sorry I did'nt know in time to get your [eat for you,? coffee jar?], but I guess someone will be going to send before long & I can send one. I am

[up left margin] tired but thought that the time of your letter was'nt like you

[perpendicular across top] but I guess it was more my feelings then you. Your letter tonight seemed like your own dear self & did my heart good. I asked baby if she had been down to Virginia playing with Papa's boots. She said "I like to go down Ginia play Papa's boots." She was very much engaged about it. Thought she could go if I would only [gather?] her things. I meant to have sent you some stamps but I lent some today & have only one left I will get some before I write again & now my dear husband good night with much love & many kisses. God in mercy keep you & bring you home to Carrie