Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated
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to[o], but I had none to give her. they were all disposed of you know. Martha & I went over to Wales Dickermans after peaches; but I wont discribe our jaunt, for Martha said she was going to write to you to day & I presume she will do it so much better than I would, that it would put my discription [sic] all in the shade. I exerted myself to make their visit pleasant & I presume that they went home thinking I was very happy. but last night after they had gone I had a good cry. I had assumed more gaiety than I felt, & there must be a reaction. Ed Dwight did'nt [sic] pay me that money but he promised to send it as soon as he got home. Those things which you was to send, haven't come yet. The last time I said any thing to Dr. Swift, he said that there was about a dollar & a half that he had collected. do you expect him to try & make the 15 dollars you spoke of? Boss Ed keeps Fanny yet. if we could know whether Jim would stay there long enough for a box to reach you, we would start one right off. You want me to attach Searg't to your name. I will if you wish me to, but it seems foolish to me, it seems as if I was trying to make a show of your office; remember me to all enquiring friends? I know I have'nt [sic] said half I want to but I feel miserably. I shall write again soon. I hope you will get my letters, for poor as they are I have no doubt but they would be worth something to you Mother sends love & good wishes, so do all the folks & now accept much love & many kisses from your devoted wife Carrie. [vertically at left and top of first page] Dont my Dear husband rush thoughtlessly into battle I hope you have made your peace with God, & taken Christ for your friend, but remember that it is a serious thing to exchange worlds. Please give the enclosed to Mr Paddock. You correspond with other ladies so I thought I would make it all right. I have been to church this afternoon for the first time since you left. I have'nt [sic] felt as if I could go. You used to go with me. [Last sentence obscured].