Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated
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afraid I should'nt [sic] get the right fit or ain't there any fit to them & how much had I ought to pay for one? You may write & tell me for perhaps I shant have an opportunity to send before I get an answer to this. I am sorry about Joes pies, tell him the word came one day to[o] late, but he must try & get a taste of yours. I did'nt [sic] send you as many pies as I meant to, but somehow every thing takes so much room. I hate to have you go with poor boots, & wet feet, because you think you cant afford to have more, if you feel as if you was endangering your health by going without them, dont think of the cost I can get you a pair & send you, if I knew enough to get such as you wanted. You have never said whether you could get ink, pens & paper without paying a big price for it, I put in two pens with your things they were all the new ones I had by me, I don't know as they were good for any thing, I did'nt [sic] try them. I did'nt [sic] think of putting them in untill [sic] just as I nailed up the box. I put in some writing paper. I paid for that 20 cents a quire so you can tell whether it is much cheaper then you get it. I sent you a pepper box with pepper in it. you have never said as you wanted any but I have heard that they could'nt [sic] get it there. there are two paper boxes marked for Cooke & a bottle of Horseradish. Maria was marking one of her boxes I said tell Mr. Burleigh that is Cooks, & he must'nt [hook?] it, & I believe she wrote it on the box. It has been an unpleasant day. snowed some & rained some. Elford had the Fanny horse to go down. If it had have been pleasant, I believe I should have rode down with him. (should you have been jealous?) & gone & seen Rebecca while he was in town. I have'nt [sic] seen or heard a word from her since I was down a long time ago, that I wrote you about. Elford took down a box for Mrs. Bradley, to go to Willis, if you want any things you must let me know for I can make up a little box & send by Hinsdale if he has'nt [sic] raised in his price, I believe I should send by him next time any way, for he gets the things through so much quicker. when Aunt Sarah sent the