[Page 1] Po’keepsie Sunday Oct 4th
Mr. Wright told us we might
write letters home on sunday [sic] so I thought
I would take a few minutes of this af-
ternoon to write to you. I received Father’s
letter yesterday, which was a very welcome
one. We had tableaux here last night. They
did not amount to much still they were
very good considering that they were made
up by a few wild school girls. I was not
among them, Minnie and Jessie Gilbert are
out spending the sabbath with their sister
who is visiting in Po’keepsie [sic] and sails
for England saturday [sic] of this week, so
Mary Romer and I are alone in the
room both writing letters home. Oh by
the way, the Gilberts are going to New
besides she likes bread and milk.
If you come friday for me this week
I think I would rather have you come
friday night because we dont [sic] have
any study hour any way and I can
study home better than here for it
is generally pretty noisy here friday
nights. I wish someone would
write and let me know if you will
come after me or not. I have more
to write but I am getting tired and
will want something to talk about
when I get home.
From your Daughter
Envelope to: Mrs. Roelif Eltinge
Postmark: Oct 5 Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
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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