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

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written to me. She seems very well satisfied with what she has done, so of course it is a good thing for her , but I thought cousin Lavinia was one woman that would never marry. Cousin Rachel Mathews made us a visit last summer. I liked her very much indeed - ehe is very deaf indeed and it is right difficult to keep up a very lively conversation with her, but she seems so affectionate & has so much good sense. Cousin Mary's girls are quite gay. Give my warmest love to Cousin Mary & family in which Delia joins me. Tell aunt [illegible] that I ever think of her with the greatest affection and tenderest sympathy in her affliction & pray that she may have the sustaining presence of her dear Saviour in her weakness I can never forget her goodness to me when a child. Please write me when you can. D sends love & says tell you she still has the [illegible] you sent her. From your affec. [affectionate] cousin Lydia.