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Letter from "Lydia" to [Margaret E. Gamble].

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At Home January 30 1885 Dear cousin Maggie Sister was kind enough to send me your last letter to her & we were more than glad to hear from you all. I have been thinking of writing to you all winter, but allowed other and seemingly more pressing duties to crowd that one aside, I know, too long - mother has not been well of late, she has been suffering from a cold that she took more than a month ago, she had gotten better of it; until last week she took fresh cold & her cough has been troubling