Amsterdam March 8th 1864
I was very glad to have you answer
my letter so soon & should have done the same by
you, but this is the first good chance I have had.
You were mistaken in thinking that I would miss
all the rides this Winter. I got well by New Years
and the gay times had just commenced then.
Amsterdam has always been called a lively place
but it has gone beyond itself this Winter. There is
something going every night. We have had a great
many parties, festivals, concerts, donations, rides,
lectures & c. We have Singing school and dancing
school, each twice a week, so as my dearly beloved
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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