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Letter from Mary Anne Mason Anderson to her sister, Sue
Martha is very quick to take offense and does not [illegible] a [illegible] or I think I will have to get rid of her in the Spring. I am sorry I ever gave Temple up. Georgie [illegible] is now a widow/ would be invaluable to me, but Archer objects to her cooking. All these little things trouble me. Martha will not keep her kitchen clean and all the cleaning done is by that picky child.
Excuse my pressing but my [illegible] in your sympathetic ear, but it is such a comfort to talk to you all!
I am grieved to my heart about dear Sam [illegible]! I felt it so much, that although I had scarcely ever seen him, I canceled all my engagements as I could not be satisfied to be in gaiety, when my blood relations were in such sorrow.
Pidgie sent to ask me to go with B[illegible] or herself to the opera, but I declined. Poor miserable old Uncle George! He wrought sorrow in his family and God has wrought a heavy one on him!
I wrote to Edmonds to express my sorrow.