Nov. 15. 1868.
My dearest mother.
Your letters from me will come thick and fast after this I fancy, but may not always be long. I do hope that my letter sent the 10th has reached you before this. You need never expect a letter from me on Tuesday night for I could not send one so that it would reach you then. If I send one from here at 5 PM. Saturday it will reach you Monday but as we don't have any mail from here Sunday letters sent Monday are the the first and these cannot reach you till Wednesday, so you see there is no chance for Tuesday at all.
We had an election of officers
However, I can afford to have severe headaches when I have them at all for it is so seldom. I didn't sleep very well and that aggravated it of course, but a good sound sleep tonight will undoubtedly cause me to be as bright as possible tomorrow.
Yesterday was one of my roommates' birthday. She recd a beautiful glove box with six prs. of kid gloves, a h'd'k'f' box with a dozen nice hem-stitched handkerchiefs, a set of solid gold jewelry and an elegant blue enameled gold watch, besides nets, a scarf and some confectionary - Dont you think she was highly favored ? Her father has been a widower
You haven't mentioned Harry or Gracie to me in ever so long. Dear children. I would give so much to see them.
Monday - My head is entirely well today and I am in my usual good health and spirits. I recd a nice long letter from father this noon and now I know that you received my letter Friday night. He seemed anxious for me to not hesitate to ask for money if I wish it. I have thirty dollars now
Tell Nell to write me a long letter right away for I am very impatient & hear from her. I will send you the things for the handkerchief and tell you how to make it. You will probably get it Monday Nov. 23d.
Write me a nice, long letter this week and be sure not to over-work yourself as father says you are inclined to do as usual.
[Mary (Parker) Woodworth, '70]