Pokeepsie Tuesday Eve Nov 17
I have hardly the time
to write and if I had I suppose I
should answer Lib’s & Maria’s letters.
but, as I heard from Father & Sol-
last night, I thought it my duty
to write to you. and as Mother is
staying with you, you can both
hear from your better halves, at
in the same letter. They were at
Niagara when Father wrote or rather
at Suspension Bridge. He wrote at
a quarter past 8 friday evening
and they expected to start at 10 ½
for Detroit. would reach Johannes
Lefevers Saturday. and spend the
Sabbath there. Would be at Josiah
Deyo’s monday if possible. but
Lord exceedingly while she is with him.
I didn’t think about Sol’s being
away saturday, or I would
have driven around to your
house alone, and tro aken you
back with me. I have Tell Mother
we drank the milk all up
monday night. I believe [sic] I said wrote
all I wanted to, or rather all
I could think of to write. I
suppose I will go around to
VanCleek’s this morning. Good
Bye. I must give this to Mr
Wright when I go down. Love to
all inquiring friends & tell
them I will be home thanks
giving. There is only a week more
and I am glad. Good Bye.
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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