114. Alex Marshall to Magdelen Elizabeth Wilkinson Marshall (nee Keith) -- Sept. 21, 1879

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    Sunday night Sept 21 /79 My Dear, I wrote you last night thinking that it might reach you to day if Willis went to E. but as you will no doubt expect to have your Sunday letter as usual, no matter how many others my devotion may prompt me to send. I have brought my desk into the dining room and am now using it-- I got to breakfast this morning a little after 9 and as St. M s was closed attended St. Philips with [from top] wishes my dear and I will try to carry them out. I hope that this will be my last Sunday letter to you for some time Comprennez-vous? Your s, A. [End Page 1] Mother; it being quite drizzly the congregation was not large. Mr. Willis officiated and the music was very good-- after service Mother and I visited Fathers grave and then I went to the P.O. (got no letter from you though) my office and then went to Maria s stopping on the way to ask T. to dine with us; but he said that he had not dressed yet, might come after dinner but he came not so after reading awhile. I went to the Holy Communion church but found it closed, so went to see cousins[End Page 2] Sue & [Morsie?] [illegible] then and Mr. B. they wanted to know of course when you were coming and so do I my dear when? I had a very pleasant visit talking and smoking they wanted me to stay to tea but I came home as Mother was alone-- have taken supper waffles and shrimpe and here, Madame, I have brought myself to where I started at the desk-- You never said a thing about Theo s letter did you get it? And you haven t told me anything about yourself of late-- how are you? have you[End Page 3] left 152 behind? how do you feel? have you had any more headaches? I wrote F. that you were remarkably well, you don t deal in fire fixes do you? only in other fixes-- After tea every night have been reading the [Decamern?] of Boccacio until I get sleepy-- The girls were well and enjoying themselves haven t heard again from F. have you? Mother sends love to all she is reading near me-- she has had Mrs. Ross and some one else fixing all of those chamber shirts for me they had to be lengthened and button [from top page:] want the carpet put down before you come, do you? and do you want the crib or cot put next to your side for Anna. I suppose both the boys will occupy the bed in the nursery again. Express your[End Page 4] holes to be made so in addition to my old lot I have nine white and three colored in good condition and I shall have the others overhauled, will then have about twenty Mother has come to the rescue of the bachelor you see and is amusing herself in my under-shirts and socks and are you not glad to hear it isn t she a good Mother-in-law as well as Mother eh? was talking with Maria about getting A.B. home she leaves it [time?] I think it would be bad to leave her trunk put in front of the carriage so that she could go right home[End Page 5] I could go down with her or Trap could be at home to accompany her down-- what about Rosa do you wish her to sleep at home the first night she could sleep in the floor in the pink room Mother says there is a mattress which she could use or would you rather us go to her home? I intended taking this down to night but it is raining so hard that I know that you would rather me not go out for this purpose only-- you will get it on Friday instead of Monday-- I have an out door sale tomorrow hope that the rain will [tired?] up not that I will be exposed (for I will not be much) but on account of the bidders-- You do not[End Page 6]
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    Sunday night Sept 21 /79 My Dear, I wrote you last night thinking that it might reach you to day if Willis went to E. but as you will no doubt expect to have your Sunday letter as usual, no matter how many others my devotion may prompt me to send. I have brought my desk into the dining room and am now using it-- I got to breakfast this morning a little after 9 and as St. M s was closed attended St. Philips with [from top] wishes my dear and I will try to carry them out. I hope that this will be my last Sunday letter to you for some time Comprennez-vous? Your s, A. [End Page 1] Mother; it being quite drizzly the congregation was not large. Mr. Willis officiated and the music was very good-- after service Mother and I visited Fathers grave and then I went to the P.O. (got no letter from you though) my office and then went to Maria s stopping on the way to ask T. to dine with us; but he said that he had not dressed yet, might come after dinner but he came not so after reading awhile. I went to the Holy Communion church but found it closed, so went to see cousins[End Page 2] Sue & [Morsie?] [illegible] then and Mr. B. they wanted to know of course when you were coming and so do I my dear when? I had a very pleasant visit talking and smoking they wanted me to stay to tea but I came home as Mother was alone-- have taken supper waffles and shrimpe and here, Madame, I have brought myself to where I started at the desk-- You never said a thing about Theo s letter did you get it? And you haven t told me anything about yourself of late-- how are you? have you[End Page 3] left 152 behind? how do you feel? have you had any more headaches? I wrote F. that you were remarkably well, you don t deal in fire fixes do you? only in other fixes-- After tea every night have been reading the [Decamern?] of Boccacio until I get sleepy-- The girls were well and enjoying themselves haven t heard again from F. have you? Mother sends love to all she is reading near me-- she has had Mrs. Ross and some one else fixing all of those chamber shirts for me they had to be lengthened and button [from top page:] want the carpet put down before you come, do you? and do you want the crib or cot put next to your side for Anna. I suppose both the boys will occupy the bed in the nursery again. Express your[End Page 4] holes to be made so in addition to my old lot I have nine white and three colored in good condition and I shall have the others overhauled, will then have about twenty Mother has come to the rescue of the bachelor you see and is amusing herself in my under-shirts and socks and are you not glad to hear it isn t she a good Mother-in-law as well as Mother eh? was talking with Maria about getting A.B. home she leaves it [time?] I think it would be bad to leave her trunk put in front of the carriage so that she could go right home[End Page 5] I could go down with her or Trap could be at home to accompany her down-- what about Rosa do you wish her to sleep at home the first night she could sleep in the floor in the pink room Mother says there is a mattress which she could use or would you rather us go to her home? I intended taking this down to night but it is raining so hard that I know that you would rather me not go out for this purpose only-- you will get it on Friday instead of Monday-- I have an out door sale tomorrow hope that the rain will [tired?] up not that I will be exposed (for I will not be much) but on account of the bidders-- You do not[End Page 6]
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    Sunday night Sept 21 /79 My Dear, I wrote you last night thinking that it might reach you to day if Willis went to E. but as you will no doubt expect to have your Sunday letter as usual, no matter how many others my devotion may prompt me to send. I have brought my desk into the dining room and am now using it-- I got to breakfast this morning a little after 9 and as St. M s was closed attended St. Philips with [from top] wishes my dear and I will try to carry them out. I hope that this will be my last Sunday letter to you for some time Comprennez-vous? Your s, A. [End Page 1] Mother; it being quite drizzly the congregation was not large. Mr. Willis officiated and the music was very good-- after service Mother and I visited Fathers grave and then I went to the P.O. (got no letter from you though) my office and then went to Maria s stopping on the way to ask T. to dine with us; but he said that he had not dressed yet, might come after dinner but he came not so after reading awhile. I went to the Holy Communion church but found it closed, so went to see cousins[End Page 2] Sue & [Morsie?] [illegible] then and Mr. B. they wanted to know of course when you were coming and so do I my dear when? I had a very pleasant visit talking and smoking they wanted me to stay to tea but I came home as Mother was alone-- have taken supper waffles and shrimpe and here, Madame, I have brought myself to where I started at the desk-- You never said a thing about Theo s letter did you get it? And you haven t told me anything about yourself of late-- how are you? have you[End Page 3] left 152 behind? how do you feel? have you had any more headaches? I wrote F. that you were remarkably well, you don t deal in fire fixes do you? only in other fixes-- After tea every night have been reading the [Decamern?] of Boccacio until I get sleepy-- The girls were well and enjoying themselves haven t heard again from F. have you? Mother sends love to all she is reading near me-- she has had Mrs. Ross and some one else fixing all of those chamber shirts for me they had to be lengthened and button [from top page:] want the carpet put down before you come, do you? and do you want the crib or cot put next to your side for Anna. I suppose both the boys will occupy the bed in the nursery again. Express your[End Page 4] holes to be made so in addition to my old lot I have nine white and three colored in good condition and I shall have the others overhauled, will then have about twenty Mother has come to the rescue of the bachelor you see and is amusing herself in my under-shirts and socks and are you not glad to hear it isn t she a good Mother-in-law as well as Mother eh? was talking with Maria about getting A.B. home she leaves it [time?] I think it would be bad to leave her trunk put in front of the carriage so that she could go right home[End Page 5] I could go down with her or Trap could be at home to accompany her down-- what about Rosa do you wish her to sleep at home the first night she could sleep in the floor in the pink room Mother says there is a mattress which she could use or would you rather us go to her home? I intended taking this down to night but it is raining so hard that I know that you would rather me not go out for this purpose only-- you will get it on Friday instead of Monday-- I have an out door sale tomorrow hope that the rain will [tired?] up not that I will be exposed (for I will not be much) but on account of the bidders-- You do not[End Page 6]
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    Sunday night Sept 21 /79 My Dear, I wrote you last night thinking that it might reach you to day if Willis went to E. but as you will no doubt expect to have your Sunday letter as usual, no matter how many others my devotion may prompt me to send. I have brought my desk into the dining room and am now using it-- I got to breakfast this morning a little after 9 and as St. M s was closed attended St. Philips with [from top] wishes my dear and I will try to carry them out. I hope that this will be my last Sunday letter to you for some time Comprennez-vous? Your s, A. [End Page 1] Mother; it being quite drizzly the congregation was not large. Mr. Willis officiated and the music was very good-- after service Mother and I visited Fathers grave and then I went to the P.O. (got no letter from you though) my office and then went to Maria s stopping on the way to ask T. to dine with us; but he said that he had not dressed yet, might come after dinner but he came not so after reading awhile. I went to the Holy Communion church but found it closed, so went to see cousins[End Page 2] Sue & [Morsie?] [illegible] then and Mr. B. they wanted to know of course when you were coming and so do I my dear when? I had a very pleasant visit talking and smoking they wanted me to stay to tea but I came home as Mother was alone-- have taken supper waffles and shrimpe and here, Madame, I have brought myself to where I started at the desk-- You never said a thing about Theo s letter did you get it? And you haven t told me anything about yourself of late-- how are you? have you[End Page 3] left 152 behind? how do you feel? have you had any more headaches? I wrote F. that you were remarkably well, you don t deal in fire fixes do you? only in other fixes-- After tea every night have been reading the [Decamern?] of Boccacio until I get sleepy-- The girls were well and enjoying themselves haven t heard again from F. have you? Mother sends love to all she is reading near me-- she has had Mrs. Ross and some one else fixing all of those chamber shirts for me they had to be lengthened and button [from top page:] want the carpet put down before you come, do you? and do you want the crib or cot put next to your side for Anna. I suppose both the boys will occupy the bed in the nursery again. Express your[End Page 4] holes to be made so in addition to my old lot I have nine white and three colored in good condition and I shall have the others overhauled, will then have about twenty Mother has come to the rescue of the bachelor you see and is amusing herself in my under-shirts and socks and are you not glad to hear it isn t she a good Mother-in-law as well as Mother eh? was talking with Maria about getting A.B. home she leaves it [time?] I think it would be bad to leave her trunk put in front of the carriage so that she could go right home[End Page 5] I could go down with her or Trap could be at home to accompany her down-- what about Rosa do you wish her to sleep at home the first night she could sleep in the floor in the pink room Mother says there is a mattress which she could use or would you rather us go to her home? I intended taking this down to night but it is raining so hard that I know that you would rather me not go out for this purpose only-- you will get it on Friday instead of Monday-- I have an out door sale tomorrow hope that the rain will [tired?] up not that I will be exposed (for I will not be much) but on account of the bidders-- You do not[End Page 6]
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    Sunday night Sept 21 /79 My Dear, I wrote you last night thinking that it might reach you to day if Willis went to E. but as you will no doubt expect to have your Sunday letter as usual, no matter how many others my devotion may prompt me to send. I have brought my desk into the dining room and am now using it-- I got to breakfast this morning a little after 9 and as St. M s was closed attended St. Philips with [from top] wishes my dear and I will try to carry them out. I hope that this will be my last Sunday letter to you for some time Comprennez-vous? Your s, A. [End Page 1] Mother; it being quite drizzly the congregation was not large. Mr. Willis officiated and the music was very good-- after service Mother and I visited Fathers grave and then I went to the P.O. (got no letter from you though) my office and then went to Maria s stopping on the way to ask T. to dine with us; but he said that he had not dressed yet, might come after dinner but he came not so after reading awhile. I went to the Holy Communion church but found it closed, so went to see cousins[End Page 2] Sue & [Morsie?] [illegible] then and Mr. B. they wanted to know of course when you were coming and so do I my dear when? I had a very pleasant visit talking and smoking they wanted me to stay to tea but I came home as Mother was alone-- have taken supper waffles and shrimpe and here, Madame, I have brought myself to where I started at the desk-- You never said a thing about Theo s letter did you get it? And you haven t told me anything about yourself of late-- how are you? have you[End Page 3] left 152 behind? how do you feel? have you had any more headaches? I wrote F. that you were remarkably well, you don t deal in fire fixes do you? only in other fixes-- After tea every night have been reading the [Decamern?] of Boccacio until I get sleepy-- The girls were well and enjoying themselves haven t heard again from F. have you? Mother sends love to all she is reading near me-- she has had Mrs. Ross and some one else fixing all of those chamber shirts for me they had to be lengthened and button [from top page:] want the carpet put down before you come, do you? and do you want the crib or cot put next to your side for Anna. I suppose both the boys will occupy the bed in the nursery again. Express your[End Page 4] holes to be made so in addition to my old lot I have nine white and three colored in good condition and I shall have the others overhauled, will then have about twenty Mother has come to the rescue of the bachelor you see and is amusing herself in my under-shirts and socks and are you not glad to hear it isn t she a good Mother-in-law as well as Mother eh? was talking with Maria about getting A.B. home she leaves it [time?] I think it would be bad to leave her trunk put in front of the carriage so that she could go right home[End Page 5] I could go down with her or Trap could be at home to accompany her down-- what about Rosa do you wish her to sleep at home the first night she could sleep in the floor in the pink room Mother says there is a mattress which she could use or would you rather us go to her home? I intended taking this down to night but it is raining so hard that I know that you would rather me not go out for this purpose only-- you will get it on Friday instead of Monday-- I have an out door sale tomorrow hope that the rain will [tired?] up not that I will be exposed (for I will not be much) but on account of the bidders-- You do not[End Page 6]
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    Sunday night Sept 21 /79 My Dear, I wrote you last night thinking that it might reach you to day if Willis went to E. but as you will no doubt expect to have your Sunday letter as usual, no matter how many others my devotion may prompt me to send. I have brought my desk into the dining room and am now using it-- I got to breakfast this morning a little after 9 and as St. M s was closed attended St. Philips with [from top] wishes my dear and I will try to carry them out. I hope that this will be my last Sunday letter to you for some time Comprennez-vous? Your s, A. [End Page 1] Mother; it being quite drizzly the congregation was not large. Mr. Willis officiated and the music was very good-- after service Mother and I visited Fathers grave and then I went to the P.O. (got no letter from you though) my office and then went to Maria s stopping on the way to ask T. to dine with us; but he said that he had not dressed yet, might come after dinner but he came not so after reading awhile. I went to the Holy Communion church but found it closed, so went to see cousins[End Page 2] Sue & [Morsie?] [illegible] then and Mr. B. they wanted to know of course when you were coming and so do I my dear when? I had a very pleasant visit talking and smoking they wanted me to stay to tea but I came home as Mother was alone-- have taken supper waffles and shrimpe and here, Madame, I have brought myself to where I started at the desk-- You never said a thing about Theo s letter did you get it? And you haven t told me anything about yourself of late-- how are you? have you[End Page 3] left 152 behind? how do you feel? have you had any more headaches? I wrote F. that you were remarkably well, you don t deal in fire fixes do you? only in other fixes-- After tea every night have been reading the [Decamern?] of Boccacio until I get sleepy-- The girls were well and enjoying themselves haven t heard again from F. have you? Mother sends love to all she is reading near me-- she has had Mrs. Ross and some one else fixing all of those chamber shirts for me they had to be lengthened and button [from top page:] want the carpet put down before you come, do you? and do you want the crib or cot put next to your side for Anna. I suppose both the boys will occupy the bed in the nursery again. Express your[End Page 4] holes to be made so in addition to my old lot I have nine white and three colored in good condition and I shall have the others overhauled, will then have about twenty Mother has come to the rescue of the bachelor you see and is amusing herself in my under-shirts and socks and are you not glad to hear it isn t she a good Mother-in-law as well as Mother eh? was talking with Maria about getting A.B. home she leaves it [time?] I think it would be bad to leave her trunk put in front of the carriage so that she could go right home[End Page 5] I could go down with her or Trap could be at home to accompany her down-- what about Rosa do you wish her to sleep at home the first night she could sleep in the floor in the pink room Mother says there is a mattress which she could use or would you rather us go to her home? I intended taking this down to night but it is raining so hard that I know that you would rather me not go out for this purpose only-- you will get it on Friday instead of Monday-- I have an out door sale tomorrow hope that the rain will [tired?] up not that I will be exposed (for I will not be much) but on account of the bidders-- You do not[End Page 6]
Title:
114. Alex Marshall to Magdelen Elizabeth Wilkinson Marshall (nee Keith) -- Sept. 21, 1879
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1879-09-21
Description:
Alex writes on going to church, reading, the weather, and visiting family.
Collection:
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers
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College of Charleston Libraries
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Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
St. Michael's Episcopal Church (Charleston, S.C.)
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Charleston (S.C.)
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Mss 0111
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Charleston County (S.C.)
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