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Sylvester, Helen (Seymour) | to mother, Nov. 9, 1865:

VC Spec 1865-1866
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November 9, 1865
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Nov. |1865,

Dear Mother

I will add a few words to you this time. Wont you

please make me a pr of drawers and a chemise and send them by

Henry when he comes? Our washing never comes up to us in less

than two weeks after we send it down and so we have to have two suits

in the wash and two suits out to wear till we get them again and as I

have only three suits I sometimes have to wear my clothes two weeks

without changing. Please make them and I will trim them when they

get here. There is such a very large wash they cannot get them up

any sooner. Lizzie Squler has written


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to me I send you the letter.

If you will write and tell me that I can go some time before Christmas

I will be very glad, for I want to get my wrappers and woolen stockings

and go away from here once beside. Clara Spaulding is going to have a

letter from her parents asking permission for her to go to New York

once a month to see her sister who is at school there. I wish I could

have father write a note to President Raymond asking if I could go down

Thanksgiving or on Friday night and stay till Monday. They do not have

vacation but the girls say they are going to write for permission to go

away then.

I am sorry to hear you are working very hard. 1 am sorry I did

not stay at home till the


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house was put in order If you are going to

work so.

Your affectionate daughter Ella.