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W. F. Askew, To Sister Mollie, 26 December 1877

The BERTIE did not stop steaming for the holidays. Wilbur F. Askew worked through Christmas carrying freight shipments.

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Office of Steamer Bertie.

Route: Windsor and Plymouth, N. C.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Windsor, N. C., Dec 26th 1877

Dear Sister Mollie

I received your letter some time back was glad to hear from you all. I have thought I would answer it every day but have put it off. I have nothing of interest to write about. I am glad to hear that you are all coming down amoung us to live so I can see you all every day or so Solin will be home in a few days he would have gone home Christmas but he had to stay with Dick in the Store. He will go north in about three weeks from now. I have had a dull Christmas I had to work nearly all day yesterday with my freights. I dont [don't] expect to have any fun at all. Our young folks seems [seem] to be injoying [enjoying] themselves very well. Jim Wynns is in his

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glory. Jim is a right hard case though not as bad as some in our place. Well I have no news at all to write so I will close All the family concern [concerns] are very well. I hope to see you all soon or hear from you. I will write again before long.

Your Bro.

W. F. Askew

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Citation: W. F. Askew to Sister Mollie, December 26, 1877, Windsor, NC, Askew Family Papers.
Location: East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:Askew Family Papers, #298.1.b   Display Collection Guide

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