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|To City:||South Easton|
|Addressee:||Miss Catharine McKie|
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1847, 5¢ red brown (Scott No. 1). Mostly large margins, ample at left, beautiful color and superb impression, tied by bold "Troy N.Y. Dec. 21" c.d.s. on blue envelope (McKie correspondence) to South Easton, N.Y., 1849 docketing at left, Extremely Fine. Estimate $750-1,000 ¨Hammer Price $1,350
Matthew Bennett International Sale 262 Lot 203
Alexander listed as 12/21/49
From The Family Letters, pp 140-141
Troy, Dec. 20th, 1849, Thursday evening.
My own dearest Kate” You will recollect that I left you Monday about 1/2 past 12 o'clock P.M. after having much the happiest time we ever had together. I only wish that I could come up this week and have another just such time. I cannot, or rather you do not think it best so I shall stay home¦ I cannot tell you how sorry I was that you had the headache so bad last Saturday & Sabbath evenings and you do not know how gladly I would have taken it from you” this I could not do, but you had all the sympathy a loving heart only knows. I arrived at home about two o'clock & staid till after tea. Had a short but pleasant visit, found our folks all well. My ride to Troy that night was a cold & lonely one. Our folks said that I must stay till morning as it was dark & stormy¦ I was very sorry to hear at Hoosick that Mrs. Ball was sick with fever¦ She went up there on a visit and was taken sick. She was better & Mr. Ball went up to bring her home the day I was at Hoosick. Do they not have a great deal of sickness & trouble? ¦I am a thousand times more than ever your own Frank.
P.S. How have you been this week? I hope & pray well & happy. You must be very careful. I wish that I could be with your own home tonight. How much happiness we could crowd into one short hour. You know I don't like to send you such a scrawl as this but 'tis the best I can do now. ”Your own devoted Frank.
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