Po’ keepsie Dec 7th 1862
Last evening when
I came home from the lecture, I
found there was a letter here for me.
I was perfectly delighted and as
much surprised to see it was
from you, as I supposed you were
too busy preparing for the grand
reception to send time to write
to me, I should judge from the
titles of the books you spoke of
sending that they are very interest-
ing, and as I packed my things
when I came in such haste
I forgot to put in any books to
read, so yours will be very ac-
ceptable. You wished to know if
Rachel Eltinge, born April 8, 1847, was one of the six children of Roelif Eltinge (1809-1884) and Blandina LeFevre (1812-1875). Rachel attended the Poughkeepsie Female Academy and went on to marry Solomon DuBois (1839-1924) on November 11, 1875. The couple had four children. Solomon DuBois was known for his fruit farms in Modena and New Paltz, and for raising Holstein-Fresian cattle that he acquired from Holland. These letters are part of the Solomon DuBois and Rachel Eltinge Family Papers (1812-1944).
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