[upside down, top of first page:] I heard Lydia Baxley had gone to School is it so? I did intend writing to her but will not write now until I hear from you. which I hope will be soon.
Fair Hill Seminary
January 8th 1863 [she appears to have put the wrong year here, see end of letter]
My dear Aunt,
Nearly two long months have passed since I wrote to you, and from your long silence I think you have forgotten your little niece, but no I will not attribute such a reason to you it must be because you have been so fully occupied with your house-keeping affairs.
I had a letter from Sister Annie yesterday saying she was going out to Cousin Mercer's to spend a week, than [sic] she was coming home. Martha Waters is coming with her she is delighted with her trip to the Eastern Shore.
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