Abbie B., age 22, Kansas

Lizzie Rose came over on their pony. She had three letters for us and a bundle of papers. In p.m. Mr. S came with two more letters—and another bundle of papers. What a terrible fire they have had in Chicago.

The boys were to the river, and came back with two wild geese. Mr. Stafford stayed for supper.   We had turkey, squash, stewed peaches, pie, bread and coffee. He promised to do the plowing next week.  It is very smoky.  The wind from the North.

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