MANUSCRIPT: Rosenbach 1170/18 (5). Pencil. Folded and addressed: Mrs Sweetser. Unpublished.
The letter is dated by handwriting, which is that of about 1868. The Sweetsers were near neighbors. Had the letter been sent to some other member of the Sweetser family, ED would have headed it "Mrs. Howard" ("Mrs. Nellie"), or "Aunt Katie." The allusion is to 1 Kings 17.6: "And the ravens brough [Elijah] bread . . ."
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