Mrs. Edward B Bartholomew to Mr. H D Pearce Letter

Quincy, ILL. July 8, 1904

Mr. H. D. Pearce
Ballinger, Texas

Dear Cousins:

We received your most welcome letter of the 30th and were glad to her
from you. We are very glad you think of visiting us this fall and hope
you will not change your minds as you have done heretofore.

You will find our uncle Geo. W. Pearce on the same old farm but living
in a new house. You would not recognize the old place. The Barnard's
who married our aunts Susan and Elizabeth are also living on their old
places but the young folks are all scattered. Some of them live in
Missouri, one in Oregon and Charles Barnard is among the missing.
Charles mother, our aunt Lizzie has been dead several years. Our
cousin Mary Adams lives in Shelbina. Mr. Frank Scott lives on a farm
in Co. Mo. He is keeping house with his 12 year old son, his wife
having died little over a year ago.

I am going to write the folks that you and Alviria are coming so they
can arrange to have family gatherings and a general good time while
you are here.

Mother and I were speaking of poor old Sillman a few weeks ago and
wondering if he had seen you. I told him to tell you I had married
one of the best men in the world, and I still think the same. I hope
he, Sillman, has a better living out there than he did here.

You did not tell us anything about your families, why then would not
be more than just you two come up etc. Write again and tell us all
about the folks and when we may expect you up.

We have not been to the fair yet and expect it will be very late before
we can get off to go. Mr. Bartholomew asks me everytime he comes in
the house if I have written to you yet. He is very anxious to have you
visit us.

I will close for this time, hoping to hear from you real soon. I am
very truly your cousin

Mrs. Edward B. Bartholomew
435 North 6th St.


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