letters from dickinson to austin dickinson

1 May 1842

My dear Austin.

I have yielded to Emily's solicitations to write you a few words. I am not in the habit of writing to gentlemen more than once if I do not receive an answer, however I will not censure you, for not writing me - I know you are busy as examination is near - hope to see you next week Wednesday - I do not know of any news to tell you - except that three of your hens strayed away to Major Kellogg's - and were brought home by Henry Howe to-day, - after an absence of several days. Eggs are very abundant - 11 were brought in to-day. The lattice-work & grape-arbor have been pained to-day - Mr Howe is having his house painted - Col Smith's house is just finished - this street is fast improving - come home as soon as you can for we are lonesome. Acccept much love from your

affectionate aunt,


excuse all haste for it is late -

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