Abbie B., age 23, Kansas


I had expected to spend the 4th at home. Saw Jake to day, and he says there is to be a picnic down at the old Indian Encampment, and all the neighboorhood is invited. Mr. Smith is coming for me ct.

Baked in a. m. Good bread, How Philip en­joys it. Called at Roses this p.m. Mr. R gave me a snake rattle with 10 buttons, It must have been a big snake. Mosquitos so bad I must stop.

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