East New Market


11 May 1835

Eugenia S. Manning to Mack

(Collection of Karen Nicholson, Arlington, VA)

Cambridge May 11th/ 35

Dear Mack,

With pleasure did I read your kind little note that came through my Brother - You said that if I did not come this time you would not believe I intended coming - well you may look for me on the 21st if I get no worse you will see me - The widow says she is very much oblige to you for getting her bonaset.  She says she did not expect you to get them cheaper - if you get them as cheap as you could - there still was nothing else expected so don’t make yourself uneasy - she says you must come over soon if you only stay a day or two - Sadie Steele and Fanny Stewart left here for Ingleride (?) on Monday last -- There was a whole boat load of the Cambridge people went to the city with them. There has been a great many dancing parties in Cambridge -- Mrs. Green is in Baltimore now - Ada (?) & Miltie (?) are well so is Mr. Smith -- Em Thomas was to see me yesterday She sent her love to you and Brother Geo. Parrott sent his love to you both in his last letter -- Sallie everything does look so pretty I wish you could see it --the flowers are beautiful and I never smelt such sweet shrubs-- Mr. Twilley says you really must come over for he wants to see you - he said the widow are coming on bravely - Mrs. Cunningham has a fine son - Elize Dixon is quite sick - Sister the children, Uncle John and Aunt Elizia send their love to you - God bless you - Good-bye Ever the same Sister