Letter:FAWCETT, Virginia to Charles Henry Gauss - 1854-12-16
|From||FAWCETT, Virginia (1806 - 1882)|
|To||GAUSS, Charles Henry (1845 - 1913)|
|Date:||16 Dec 1854|
|Collection||Minna Gauss Reeves collection|
Harvest Home December 16th 1854
I was very glad to get your letters.
We all thought your letter was very good for a boy of your age. I hope will write often to me. I would like to hear every week from you all and it would be practic for you, write & tell me any thing that you think of or happens in the yard, what Libby or Theodore say, what sister does, or any thing at all. I was sorry to learn that Mrs Dougless would not remain in St. Charles, I hope you take good care of the dog she gave you, -- will she come back in the spring. -- Is your father muste done, we understood he had a partner, & I supposed would soon be ready for business.
Your Mother will be sorry to hear Aunt Lucretia has had a spell of wead. She was attending to the cleanng up of the roat house, & her pantry, & took cold & has been quite unwell for several days, though she appears better to day. Your Uncle Samuel took cold when they butchered, and was unwell for some days, but he took a little medicine & appears quite like himself again -- Uncas is very much engaged, fixing up his father's old skates, hoping that we may have some ice yet this winter & that he will learn to skate. How do you amuse yourself when you ar through your lessons. Give my love to mother father & all write soon
Your affectionate Aunt G.
I will get some paper some of these days. Uncas went morning, but I forgot to send for any.
Source:Handwritten original in the private collection of the Chambless family. Transcribed to softcopy by Susan D. Chambless.