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Jeffery, Roberta (fl. 1850-1900) to Edward Archer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.024 Author/Creator: Jeffery, Roberta (fl. 1850-1900) Place Written: Norfolk, [Va.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 August 1858 Pagination: 4 p. ; 27 x 21 cm. Order a Copy

Astonishment and joy over Sue's marriage to William [Jones], the sentiments of Kate, Sally, and Dr. A., news of family and friends, construction of a new Catholic church, Richard [Jeffery]'s request for Chinese pegs and Edward's bad fortune in love with Miss Tyler: "...[she] is married so you have lost your chance there." Also, writes that she knows he is "...surrounded by temptations [prostitution?] & I pray God you may have strength given you to resist them manfully."

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