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Luella White Perth Amboy N.J.

" He met a drunken man turned out for him but instead the man swaggered right in front of him and a collision was the result..." Luella White. April 27, 1896


Perth Amboy, N.J.
Apr. 27,1896
Dear Edith,

Will, I guess it is time that I was writing to you if I put it off much longer, when will I hear from you, for if you keep me waiting as long as I have you it will be a long time before I get a letter from you. I did think of writing sooner but I thought I would wait till we found ut whether we would move ad tell you, but it seems to take such a long time to find out that I will not wait any longer for that, when you write you can end your letter to Sewaren, N.J. Howard gets some of his letters there, so I will get it even if we don't move. Of course I am very anxious to get up there, our rooms were so hot here that warm spell that I hardly knew how to stand it. If we can get up there it will be more like country. I wouldn't give much for town life during such hot weather, although I like it best in the winter.

We have given up renting that house for Six Dollars that I told you of at least for the present. I don't think we can get it. We are thinking now about another house. We went to New York to see about renting it last Friday. The owner - Mrs. Kohl - lives there; but she does not care to rent it, wants to sell it, so we are considering the matter of buying it now, if we can make the way clear, we think we will do it. If we get there I will tell you more about the house next time I write. We think it best to buy it if we can. We could pay interest, water, rent etc. for what we are now paying for rent or even less. Then what we could save we could pay on the principal. We wanted to move by the first of next month but don't know whether we can make it after we find out once for sure whether we will, I will tear things up in a hurry.

I got a letter from Kate on Saturday as I suppose you did too, she said she intended writing to you that night yet, she was more prompt than usual in writing, was much surprised to have her say that they did not know when they would get over, she said they thought of going up home in a couple of weeks, so you see it is as I said, she would go home pretty soon and she wouldn't get over here for some time, but I am living in hopes that she will get over before so long now. She is smart, has her house nearly cleaned. I have not touched a thing, but if we move there is no use. I wouldn't clean much if we should stay, I would only take the carpet up in two rooms.

Will Carlton will give a lecture in the Baptist Chruch next Friday evenin but I guess we will not go. Fifty cents a Ticket, almost too much for poor folks like us to pay. I have heard him before at Doylestown anyhow but then that was enough to make one want to hear him again, he is a good lecturer.

We got two letters this morning one from Howard's folks and one from Brother Howard. I have had two from him since he was out thee. We have a new mail carrier now since the first of April, he gets around about two hours earlier than the other fellow did, we get our morning mail now about nine o'clock and the afternoon mail between three and four. Howard said that Miss Rogers (Minnetta) is attending school at West Chester too. I was surprised to hear that. He said that she asked him whether I was married and wanted my address, so perhaps she will write to me. She is in some of his classes. He is in the Sub Junior Grade, the same grade that I was in while there, he boards out of the building, gets good victuals, he says and plenty.

Anna and Sarah were down a day or two after I came back. I have seen none of them since with the exception of Harry. I must go up pretty soon. I don't know what they will think of me if I don't. They wanted me to join the "Daughters of America" but I didn't consent to it, don't hardly think I will. I don't think they liked it much, but I can't help it, I will do as I think best.

Charlie Reed had an accident while riding on his bicycle the other Sunday. He came around the other day with his chin tied up. I read about it in the paper. He met a drunken man turned out for him but instead the man swaggered right in front of him and a collision was the result.

A family has moved in down stairs. They have been in about a week now, so we do not have things quite so much to ourselves. Howard's Pop told us about Hannah Leichleder trying to get married. I suppose you know all about it. I wonder whether they have succeeded yet. Are the boys home yet? I think I have told you about all, so good-bye. I will ask you to write soon, but I hardly dare do it as I have kept you witing so long, but write soon if you can.

Your loving friend,

Luella White

I forgot to tell you what we bought in New York. I bought a Brilliantine Skirt already made for $1.98, which I thought was cheap, also a counterpane for 79 cts. It is a good one too, and a couple sprays of flowers for ten cents apiece, velvet flowers too. I got them for a new hat. I tried buying a hat already trimmed but I would pay no such price and we had no time to look elsewhere so I think I will take my flowers and get one trimmed here

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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, Pennsylvania. Stamped Perth Amboy NJ, 27 April,1896

10 Jan 1896 | 27 Apr. 1896

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