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Luella White, Perth Amboy NJ, 1896.

" You ought to have been here and heard them usher in the New Year. Such a racket! Firing of guns, blowing of whistles, etc..." Luella White, Perth Amboy NJ, 1896


Perth Amboy, N.J.

Jan 10, 1896

Dear Edith,

I intended writing to you two or three days age. I got a letter from Kate and sat down the same afternoon and answered it. I told her I intended writing a lot of letters that afternoon - you among the number that I intended writing to - I got Kate's written and one to Ada when the ink in my fountain pen gave out, so I stopped. I hadn't any other ink, excepting red ink, and I didn't care to go out after any then. Howard brought some last night, so now I can go on with my letter writing.

I don't know that I have very much to say, but I will do the best I can. I was up to Seyler's this afternoon, Sarah asked me whether I had heard from over there since I came back. I told her I guessed I would have to write some letters first. None of them have been down yet. Anna said she thought she would come this evening, it is a little past seven now, so I will look for her pretty soon. I don't know whether I will get this letter done before she comes or not. I don't expect Howard home till after eight this evenin, he generally comes a little past seven. To-day makes the second time I have been up there since I came back. I wanted Sarah to come to-night too, but she expects Charlie up, then I wanted her to bring him along, but she said it would be late before he gets up there. Mrs. Seyler talks of coming over there but she said she hadn't set any time yet.

I got my organ, apples, etc, all right. The freight was only $1.36 much cheaper than I expected. I don't know whether I told you or not Sherm tried to make me believe that it would cost ten or fifteen Dollars to send the organ over. Well, Uncle Tommy didn't bring me anything and I was glad too for I had my hands full; mother(it is a little awkward to say that but I must get used to it) gave me a basket of butter and eggs, and that with my telescope and umbrella was load enough. I saw him at Haney's when we went across the river, he said he intended bringing a couple of cans of fruit down for me but it was too rainy. I went to Frank Miller's a little while. Till the Phillipsburg -

Sat. eve. Jan 11.

I stopped short here, Anna came so I stopped writing, was busy about all day to-day, so I have not had time to finish it till this evening. I guess I will get it done now. I was saying that I waited at Frank Miller's till the train cam out from Phillipsburg. Jennie said they werecoming over before long, but maybe it will be with them like it is with Kate; I expected her over before this, and she hasn't come yet, but she will hear tell of it if she doesn't come pretty soon. She said she wa going up home pretty soon. I suppose she has written to you before this and has told you when they intend going up. She said she wanted to write to you, Jan, and Sue this week.

You ought to have been here and heard them usher in the New Year. Such a racket! Firing of guns, blowing of whistles, etc. We had quite a cold spell of weather again, didn't we? I have been out very little this week. I thought I would take a walk to-day the weather was so nice, but I didn't get my work done in time.

They have been having revival meetings here in Town this week - union meetings of the Presyterians, Baptists, and Methodists. The meeting was held in the Methodist Church last Sunday night. Howard and I attended but he gets home so late we have not attended since. The Church was about full last Sunday night and it is a big Church too, and they marched us away up front, I didn't like that much, but I suppose the seats were full farther back. I only wish you could come over. Howard would enjoy having you here. I don't know of anything else special to tell you so I will close, hoping you will answer soon.

Good-bye Your loving friend

Luella White

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Date: Wed Mar 27 2002
Name: Rose
E-mail: roser99@juno.com
Notes: Letter mailed to Miss Edith Williams, Upper Black Eddy, Bucks Co, Pa. Stamped Perth Amboy NJ, Jan 12,1896

10 Jan 1896 | 27 Apr. 1896

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