Friday, November 14, 2008
Lizzie Strauseight, 9 January 1876
January 9th 1876
Mama says I can write to you and thank for my nice present of nuts that you sent me and the two little apples that was my first Christmas present. Now I will tell you the rest mama got me A new dress and four pictures fraimed And two of the I got with a little magazine I took and A some candy and Aunt Bella gave me a glass cup and uncle Benj gave me a pen and pen holder and A bottle of hair oil and uncle phin gave me A candy cow and A picture and Harry gave me A little dolly what they call little Red riding hood now I would like to know what you got we had examination this week and I was so Afaraid I should miss but I did not and the teacher told me to keep up good courage and I would get through I was sick for three weeks the doctor said I came very
near having the typhoid fever in the worst form but i am better now and my mouth all broke out with cold sores so I could not laugh or cry and ma said that they had quite A peaceable time wouldent you like to have been here or would you rather hear me laugh and cut up once more I should like to see your place where you live and I should like to go down to the water and count the little turtles that you spoke of
now I must bid you good by please write soon.
from your friend
ps give my love to uncle and Auntie and yourself
Strauseight, Lizzie. (Buchanan, MI) to “Dear Anna” [Anna Camfield]. Letter.
9 January 1876. Digital Images 1-2. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1875 - 1876, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]