In the letter Mary Ann offers her son advice on corresponding with young ladies: "I hope you will never ask a lady (unless a relative) for her narrative untill [sic] you are engaged...young people oftentimes become interested and then attached...
In the letter Cooke discusses money that his grandson has sent him (which he has not received), and he explains that he will be unable lend Edward anything: "...I am in debt at present and probably shall be till some favorable turn takes place...My...
In the letter she discusses money that has been sent to Edward to buy clothes; unreliable mail delivery; the difficulty of traveling between the North and South; and her husband's new retail firm. She makes predictions about the outcome of the...
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