Willis Hubbard to Katherine Fletcher, 1885 December 18
your letter of last Monday was duly re'cd, but, you may bet I was mad when I read
the address on that envelope. Carried it around an hour or two before I opened
it. After reading it my anger subsided somewhat but I must confess I cannot as
yet see the
necessity of so many superfluous names. Thought you had tired of our correspondence and wasn't going to write again. Had a letter in my pocket that I was intending to mail to you had I not re'cd yours that day. Was down to Mr Perhams last Sunday. Went down after my sister who was down there having a dress made. Suppose you have heard that your old friend and schoolmate Gertrude has been turned out of
her school. As for her stories, they will not hurt me any unless she can make someone believe them and I hope you know her well enough not to mind what she says.
Well Charlie Ober is waiting for me to go to the [Vill] with him guess I will close.
Yours as everWill
P.S. I would like to see you very much when will you be at home again and when may I have the pleasure of taking you for a sleigh rideWSH Please excuse haste and a lead pencil