System Number: 06458
Date: 19 April 1855
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W453
Document Type: ALS
I went yesterday for a few hours dear Jemie to my room at 176. & Paul returned me here last evening. for I seem a comfort to Mrs W & she likes to know I am within reach of her room. she has been very ill, but is gradually tho slowly having fever lessened. The little Miss is a model for your pencil & good as pretty. Are you working industriously Jemie dear? Oh do try to establish habits of diligence & order. I hear of George but not from him. the lawsuit is vexing & protracted. if it be not in favor of Winans & Co  I fear George will find it difficult to help us. Another reminder from yours & Willies tailor yesterday[,] dont think your tradesmen too pressing how can they pay, if not paid? have you decided not to ask your friend here to lend you? but your industry must be your promisory note. Jemie dear I write for you to send me a well packed paper parcel (per Express tomorrow if not it will be too late - of all your soiled clothes, that I may send the valise full early next week. now dont put off. set about it promptly. I repaired the only three shirts that were not ragged yesterday. Mary had rough dried them & will do them up today. And now after breakfast I report Mrs Winans so much better I shall go home tomorrow [p. 2] Mr Winans expresses great interest about the portrait you can invite him to judge of it when it is sufficient touched up! Mary B told me that cousin Ginnie talked of their starting for Alexandria next Monday, I was not well enough to dine with them & thought she would rather do the honors at the head of the table as they had a guest. I hope you have a good appetite, shall send you brown loaves &c. You sent no drawers, neither under shirt or night shirt. change now & send all for our last chance.
A M W.
11. Winans & Co
The Locomotive firm of Ross Winans.
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