Letter from Alice Person to Mary Morgan

Franklin Co. N.C.
Mar 22 80

Dear Mary,

Sol is at the door talking to Joe and finding he is on his way to Franklinton, I write a few lines hurriedly, to ask, if you would not mind it, please send the enclosed note to Meadows like you did to Hancock. Maybe he will pay it to you, but he will not notice or reply to anything I write him on the subject. Get it for me if you can, it is needless to tell you I need it badly. He has been owing it since July and I do hope and trust you can get it for me. How is Bro. getting on? I feel very anxious to know. Do you think you will get off this spring? I have not heard from either of you in so long. Write me a long letter and tell me all the news. I can't write to anyone except on “business.” Joe says I’m going crazy on the subject of medicine and he wishes I had never had anything to do with it. I know better and so does he, he just tells me so, trying to keep me from thinking so much about it, and to get me to think of family affairs more, but Mary I am so anxious to make something. Money is so scarce, and we have so many looking to us.

When you write tell me all you know about Mattie’s better half—Mr. Henry Wiefong—who is he, what is he, how is he, and all about him. I feel very anxious to know how she married. Has Willie seen or heard from Richardson yet, there now, “business” again. All are well. Sue Blacknall is staying with us. Do write at once and send me a long letter and tell me all about Sam and Bayard. Love to Mrs. Clark and your dear self.


Letter from Alice Person to Mary Morgan
Letter in which Alice Person confides in her sister-in-law, Mary Morgan, about Alice's husband's disdain for her preoccupation with the remedy.
March 22, 1880
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14cm x 21cm
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