Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1859 June 26 and 28

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1859 June 26 Neponset Bureau Co IllinoisJune 26th 1859Dear Uncle and Aunt

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you will see by the above that I am safe of over my journey I arrived at this place the 15th am as well as usual and found Caleb well this is the first oppertunity that I have had to write and am sending a line to the Boys I had excellent luck Traveling no delay,s nor accidents of any kind there is no more dangers traveling alone than with company if a person knows what

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is what I think I shall like ever so much the land here is not wet it is part rolling it looks strange to see land that never was cultivated without stones or stumps we are within 3 miles of timber Calebs Corn is good for this year the late planted is the best for they had a frost that cut the early planted bad

I stoped at Bangor they were all as well as usual I sent that Miniature to Mrs Lock will you write whether she [received] it will you write soon give my love to aunt L and

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all of the children it is so dark that I cant see the lines so please excuse me for this time it is against the [Quaker] principles to have lights the Mrs Blanchard started for Vt last week there is a family in the house besides me the people are mostly Eastern a good many wer from Peacham Vt the only fault I Find with the place, is it is not far enough back

yours AffectionatelyMary

1859 June 28 June 28th

I received a letter from Levi last night they Levi and C C are comeing to see us soon,

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enclosed find a [           ] the land is almost covered with them


Mr Andrew FletcherBelvidereLamoille Co Vermont[Neponset]ILL