1871 :: 11-22 from Louvicy Sykes Nov 27, 2010 18:04:51 GMT -6
Post by benotforgot on Nov 27, 2010 18:04:51 GMT -6
Nov the 22th 1871
Miss Amanda Boyd
I received your Letter some time ago was truly glad to hear from you but sorry to hear that you was sick. We are all well now. I had a severe pain in my hand last week something like neuralgia.
I was married on the 2d of Nov to William H. Sykes. had a small supper no one invited except the relatives. I am staying at John's on account of house room at Mr. Syke's will remain here until arrangements are for next year.
Silas Perry was also married the 2d of Nov he married a Miss Fry. Mrs. Monroe has twins a girl and a boy she has named them Emmit and Ella she has been very low she is just able to sit up now.
3 of Uncle Berry's children and 3 of Uncle Thomas's is going to school in Lexington their families are both well.
papa's family are all except the baby he has been sick a long time and don't appear to get any better he looks almost like a skeleton he is so poor he is over twelve months old and I think he will weigh more than 10lbs he is not able to crawl.
John's baby is very large it is just beginning to sit alone. John is thinking very hard of you all for not writing to him he has written to you all several times and has never received but one letter
there has been no protracted meeting in Lexington this year on account of a church there has been several protracted meetings around here but rather distant for us to attend regular,
you must have your photograph taken and send to me. Grandma is in better health now than she has been in a long time
I have quilted one new quilt and one old one this fall I have several more to quilt I have not quilted my irish chain yet. I have a seven starred quilt there are only seven whole stars in the quilt the stars are made of seven little stars when they are finished they are in the shape of hexagon piece it is put together with white hexagon pieces as large as the stars I think it makes a beautiful quilt.
I have written every thing that I can think of now tell Aunt Nancy I have rec. her letter will respond in a few days. I will close by asking you to write soon and all the news. please excuse negligence, bad writing and an uninteresting letter,
I remain as ever your affectionate niece,