Henrietta Fletcher to Katherine Fletcher, 1887 December 18
I've tried to get papa to write you to night but cant get him; so I will; he will try and go over the Lake before long; perhaps the last of this week.
Mrs Jones sent me a postal saying your dress was finished and that we could have
it when ever we wanted. They are going to have a Christmas tree here Saturday
eve, we shant do much
but of course shall have to get the children something. Do you remember the Simmons girl that worked at Byron's a year ago this summer, she and two brothers came from England. her remains were brought here last night from Montreal Hospital and burried here to day; the services being held at Mr Bellowes the Griswolds have had $1200 each fall to them, from the brother west who shot himself. Lou is going to buy the Johnney Lang farm, I have been thinking I would go down and see Henry & M_ about getting the money for you
I called on Aunt Mary and Mrs Wetherbee yesterday afternoon, and in the evening
on Mrs Smith; and Mrs Varrum. the latter called here Wednesday; I intended to
have had the [unite] society here tuesday
night, but they have decided to put it off on account of its being Christmas week.
I will get your dress as soon as convenient, but I want papa to get him a suit before he goes away for he needs them. (You keep your letters safe dont you) "the snow is deep" good night
Your loving MamaH.L. Fletcher