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Slade, Caroline E. | to sister, Mar. 28, 1866:

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VC Spec 1865-1866
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vassar:24977,,Box 72,VCL_Letters_Slade_Abigail-L_Caroline-E_1865-1866_010
Date
March 28, 1866
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: VCLLettersSladeAbigailLCarolineE18651866010001
Vassar College
March 28th 1866

My Dear Sister

We received thy
letter this morning and for fear
that you were still worrying
unnecessarily I am just going
to write a word which will
entirely forbid it as I said before
that it was past and I think
it was just the termination of
a heavy cold and no worse than
I have a great many times only
the disagreeable feeling at the
heart which has entirely passed
away and as for coming home
shall not think of such a thing
unless I am sick which I will
tell of

 


: VCLLettersSladeAbigailLCarolineE18651866010002
I will endeavor to follow all the
directions some of which were very
agreeable I do not know what you
mean by talking of humours
as for walking to Poughkeepsie
it was after I was sick and it
is no more than walking to Fall
River about the same distance
we need exercise and do not have
any more here than at home
I think we shall get along very
nicely without any new dresses

Your letter was very kind indeed
but if you worry any more I shall
wish that I had not told you at
all remember I am not fond of
talking of my feelings at home
some of the girls here are sick
half the time so let me say
once for all don't worry You speak
of having a cold so long I think
you had better see to that

 


: VCLLettersSladeAbigailLCarolineE18651866010003
We have only been out Botanizing
once just to learn the poisons
as we cannot very well go when
there is not a green thing to be seen

Next Friday we have no recitations
a great many are going home
Thursday to stay a week I wish
we were near so that we might
but we should only create an
excitement for nothing wait until
next June. How long is Mary
Shove going to stay at home
Did you press those slippers
I am real glad that you had such
a nice company but I am not
going to write a letter this time
I think Prof. Buckham would
think I ought to be writing an essay
Is William Perry home his mother
spoke of his going to Kingston
In much haste your loving
Carrie

 


: VCLLettersSladeAbigailLCarolineE18651866010004
You may think of us Friday as
having as good a time as is
within our means of doing
Do not talk about my being sick
as I am not sick but if Mother
does not have a girl we shall
have to come home and help
her. If you want to read something
about Vassar College get the February
Harpers and in the editors chair
you will find a piece by Curtiss
I should like it very if it did not
speak of pound cake which I have
never seen much more eaten, as
for his golden mush I wish he
had to eat it and then it would
not be so golden get it and read It
(Caroline E. Slade)

I will write if Carrie is sick, Laura
and I have taken her under our
particular care, and if the slightest thing
is the matter I will run down for
Miss Avery.
Abbie
(Abigail L. Slade)