United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Forrer, Sarah Hastings Howard--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women


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Dayton June 29/62 My dear Augusta I have been to your house this afternoon with Howard who is finishing the last of L's books. I took out such as I knew to be thine, and will send the list to thee, and thee will see if I am right. I hope you will let us keep for you, as many as you do not sell. I think we shall have a house before long, and if we do not, We will have room for your things with our room. If Luther should remain in the army, you would like to have a room with us sometimes, and we can keep your things, as many of them as you wish. But I have told you this before, and it is not necessary to say more about it. Aunt Caroline has been here near two weeks and will leave for home in the morning. She sends thee her Photograph, and Mary also sends hers. Howard has a good vignette picture and says if thee would rather have it, send the other home and he will send one to thee. Dear little Sella, I am glad she has the slippers and hope she will have an opportunity to wear them after. I think I see her at the party. Give love to them all from Grandmother. Luther says to Howard that Sella and Rob are not quite well, I hope they are well by this time. I think thy dress is pretty and a good bargain. I am glad Mrs. Stetson and Miss Harrison called. How does Mrs S. seem, And how were they getting along. Kate Kelly made us a visit a week or two ago, And professed she had a pleasant time. it was pleasant to us. Mary Burrows came to her Grandfather's a few days ago. It seems Mr B is going to give up his school again. I felt a delicacy in asking questions, and therefore do not know the reason or what he is going to engage in. I am glad thee wrote to Aunt Mary. I know the attention is grateful to her. I hope Mary will be ready to go to you by the first of August. And I would not wonder if Aunt Caroline would visit her friends in Connecticut about that time, in which case they will go together. Foster came and paid up, and I will make out the account and sent it to L. soon. I have been so much engaged since my return and have had so much company that I have had no time to do it. I let Elizabeth take thy letter home to read, under a promise to bring it home to me, that I might read it again before answering it. She came in today, but had forgot it. I do not believe there was a question in it to answer. If there was I have forgotten it. We will miss you on the 4th whether we go from home or not. We do not know yet what we shall do or where we shall go, but must do something to amuse the children. We are well now, and hope to continue so. I have not seen Aunt Ann to give her thy message, but will do so soon. Love to all from Mother #Mrs L.B.Bruen Fort Hamilton N.Y. Harbor N.Y.#



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