Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated
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[INCOMPLETE] You would'nt [sic] wonder at my writing or composition if you would just look in on me. Louise woke up & I am trying to hold her, & get her to sleep while I write, & I can assure you it is not a very comfortable position, but I am willing to sit uncomfortable for the double purpose of accomodating [sic] her, & writing to you. for I like to write to you, & I guess you like to have me. The fair at Centerville yesterday was (they say) a fine one, if there is the full particulars in some paper, I will send it [to] you; Boss Ed harnessed Fanny for me, & I took Mother down to Aunt Marys in the morning, & entered Mothers knit quilt & hurried home, as fast as Fan would bring me. Dea [Deacon] Elihu's Charles was buried yesterday. I am afraid Mother wont get her pay for Dolly, there is the [fol[l]y?] of not having accounts in the shape they should be. if it was us that was to lose it I would'nt [sic] care so much, but you know mother has'nt [sic] many ways to raise money, & old people like to feel independent in that respect. Mrs Russel Jacobs is in town, she is coming [illegible] [tomorrow?] John Hall called here to day to see if we knew where he could get any help his wife is sick he said you had written to his wife & he should write to you soon, We think we shall see if we have such work. I know I havn't [sic] said half I want to I shall [write] again soon a [illegible] kiss & [missing-illegible] good night Carrie