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To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS [early 1865], Philadelphia My dear Annie Half asleep—I sit down to write to you—not I hope to send you the lees of the day. But talk of running three periodicals like steam engines? Why, a baby uses up twice the motive…

To JAMES T. FIELDS? May 14, [1864], Philadelphia My dear friend Many thanks for your trouble in returning the ms.[1] I know it was not usual to ask, but I had no copy & wanted it. I forgot the stamps too—before—How hot it is—I am writing…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS [summer 1864], Point Pleasant, NJ My dear Annie, I am afraid to leave the house after night on the baby’s[1] account, so although the moon is shining without and mosquitoes raging within I sit down for a quiet talk with you. I…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS [c. fall 1864], Philadelphia Something in your last note, dear Annie, made me lay it down with the words ‘the best letter Annie Fields ever sent me’ it was even more than usual cordial & affectionate & true. I would…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS [early 1864], Philadelphia Dear Annie I would have written on Saturday, but could not, as our house still is an hospital. Little Clarice[1] has been very ill with congestion of the lungs—yesterday we hardly expected her to…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS [late December, 1864], Philadelphia My dear, dear Annie When I came home[1] your letter was here. It has been waiting for me for some time. It was such a happy home-coming, Annie. We brought my sister Emmy[2] with us—then I…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS December 23, [1864?], Wheeling My dear Annie I send you the Christmas greetings with a warmth of meaning—new and deeper to me than ever before, I think. The past year has come to us so bright with blessing—with the mark of…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS [early July, 1864], Point Pleasant, New Jersey My dear Annie, I hope you will not write me a letter only ‘in case every thing of interest should occur’ (vide Mrs. Fields’ last note)— I don’t care so very much for news…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS June 27 [1864], Philadelphia Not a day has passed since your letter came in which you have not been thought if not spoken of here but I have not written, waiting from day to day to know when we were going so as to tell you how…

To ANNIE ADAMS FIELDS May 17 [1864], Philadelphia Dear Annie I have commenced two or three letters to you & never was able to finish one— Clarke received the pamphlet for which he will send his own reply but I want some more audible and visible…
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