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Scope and Contents Invites her down for Easter; describes a wedding where "the bridegroom was so drunk that he could hardly stand up"; has been working on "another bed quilt."
Has been suffering from a toothache; has been able to find someone to take over her looms at the mill, and so will be able to visit.
Reports that she ate some raisins that made her sick; describes several weddings; describes her sister's "fellow--his head is red as fire and he is real good looking."
Has been busy making a dress, entertaining company, and going to a lawn party; is angry that she did not stop for a visit while in Petersburg, VA; invites Lottie down for the Fourth of July picnics.
Had to have a tooth taken out; has been running six looms a day; reports there has been a lot of sickness and death in the area.
Scope and Contents Is having a good time since the mill shut down; went to see a "game of baseball"; plans to go up the river for a fish fry; sends greetings to various family members.
Scope and Contents Talks about several quilts she is working on; claims that she will never marry despite the "widdowers [sic]...that wants to wait on me"; asks about a shooting; complains that they can only work half-time; plans to visit next year.
Reports there is a lot of sickness in the area; spent several days in the country with relatives; claims she is kept busy entertaining the widowers; talks of the church meeting that has lasted several weeks.
Has been to several Christmas parties already this year; discusses the widowers who are courting her; invites her down for Christmas; discusses an upcoming marriage--"hard times don't keep people from geting [sic] married."
Scope and Contents Discusses the festivities planned for Christmas; work has started up full-time again; claims she will "marry the very next" widower who asks.
Scope and Contents Reports that her parents are sick with "la grippe"; claims that her fellow was at the mill on Sunday, but has left for Georgia.
Happy to receive Lottie's letter; is afraid she would not recognize her as it has been so long since she has seen her; asks about Christmas; hopes to be able to accept the invitation to visit next summer; describes the literary society that she attends; sends greetings to various family members.
Describes a recent party; went to town and had her pictures taken; plans to send a piece of cloth from her new dress; her fellow in Georgia has sent his picture; asks if she has received any valentines.
Reports that she is writing while waiting for the Baptist preacher to call; describes a box party for the benefit of the church-- "the girls all carried a box filled with something nice to eat...and sold them to the young men...no young man knew whose box he was buying until he had paid for it and then he had to eat what was in the box with the girl..."; reports that her fellow in Georgia has stopped by on his way back to Rhode Island, but she never expects to see him again.
Scope and Contents Was sorry to hear that she had been sick; went on an excursion to soldiers home-- "the prettiest place I ever saw"; reports the death of a man who "has been sick nearly two years."
Scope and Contents Has not had any time off from the mill this summer; plans on going on an excursion to Farmville, Virginia next month; describes a party-- "had plenty of cake, cream, and candy"; sends greetings to various family members.
Scope and Contents Discusses the "protracted meeting"; reports that the heavy rains have interfered with the sowing of her father's oats; talks about the many quiltings around.
Addie Holt, Matoaca, P.O., Chesterfield County, Virginia, to Lottie V. Clark, Namozine, Virginia, 1895 January 28
Reports that her beau came for a visit; discusses a recent party; complains about the weather; invites her down for a party.
Scope and Contents Has been going to church meetings every night; two preachers from Scotland are visiting and "The hall is crowded every night"; reports on two upcoming marriages.