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

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in it than in the house. I had it dug last fall a year ago - It only cost me about ten dollars and is a great convenience to me in keeping my flowers - tho' I don't think flowers are a very good investment to a woman with a young family, it gives her a good deal more to do, and you [illegible] they generally have enough of necessary cares - How old is cousin Mary's baby? You must tell me some thing about each one of her little fold when you write me. Delia & Bassie are always so interested in their little cousins and listen eagerly to any thing I can tell them of them. We call our baby Allen [Perrick?] - I read a letter this fall from cousin Lavinia, tho' it wasn't