[X018D1AU], Letter from Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, October 20th, 1889


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[X018D1AU], Letter from Mary Valinda (Mrs Lewis) Miller to Mina Miller (Mrs Thomas A.) Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, October 20th, 1889

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Can it be only a week that I was at your lovely home enjoying all the comfortes of this it life it seems like an age since I was with you. This morning as we sat down stairs to breakfast we all said well I expect pa is with little Madeline and her papa and Mama but to our surprise just as Sunday school was over we meet your pa he left us Friday noon for New York and he was back home this morning at ten o clock so we all were at church together in Akron we thought you and pa be at church in Orange. I hope you were at church and enjoyed it we think we have a very good minister now we all like him very much I hope my darling will go to church and all the good places she possible can for I do think such places help us to be cheerful and happy and we learn to in two way yes more in fact if we go where hewr good it helps us to be cheerful and happy and we learn to how to help others as well as ourselves how glad I would be of your chick was a little nearer and you with your little folkes could go every Sunday we want to go often if we want to enjoy it and I think that is so with every thing else the more we indulge and place our affections on it the better we like it. I would love to see you and my little pet I do hope all are well and happy today and it seems like home to you and little pet is a pet and a comfort to you I hope the dear boys are pleased and happy and they are learning there bookes well I have no doubt but Miss MacWilliams is glad and happy all the time please give her my respects and good wishes Lena is happy I am am sure please remember me to her also and the other girles , how is Mademeiselle dose she like the west and is contented and happy I wish now I or we had brought her home with us as we have not comenced house cleaning yet I am glad you like your Maid I do hope she will prove to be better and better everyday and will not get home sick. I hope you had a good time in distributing your working things among your girls and they were all pleased with them, have you your launderess yet or do you have it as you talked of when I was with you I do hope you will have good luck in your plan and everything will be more pleasant for now try darling and not let things trouble you any more than you can possible help let good worthy things fill your mind so full there will be not be room for little provking things. read much and talk a grate deal and scatter smiles all the time play piano all you can and see the poor that is a good way to know how you are living. Well darling I want to write to Dear Maime and Gracy so I will say good by and ask you to kiss Mr Edison and the boys and dear little per from your mother and let them kiss you for me. And please five my respects and good wishes to all that are with you everyday and all the time, good by love and best wishes from your Mother.




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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