Abbie B., age 23, Kansas


I visited at Roses to day. This is the first time I have been across the river since I came.   Of course I had to wade— The river is low. I wore my new calico dress and a white apron. Thought I looked nice. Wonder if I did? I carried a cane, not because I looked gay ct. but on account of snakes, and no rocks to pelt them with. I enjoyed my visit very much. The Rose children have been down several times. They are very interesting. The eldest will soon be a young lady.

A Mrs. Ingrahm  called while I was there, I will try and call on her soon. She did not seem well. It is so different on that side of the river. A high bank, then prairie as far as the eye can see. The trail to W too is in sight.

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