W1618 TO DR. C.B. MCQUESTEN from his cousin Hattie S. Rusling.
Oct 10 1886
To: Dr. C.B. McQuesten
From: Hattie S. Rusling Hackettstown New Jersey
Hamilton, Oct. 10/86
My Dear Cousin,
[The first few sentences of this letter are illegible] house [??] generally do, my hands are not often idle, although I love to hear a good [?] as much as I ever did and I guess I will never get over writing for I am 43 years old to day [sic], but I do not feel so old. I have not been away from home over a day in months. I do not like to leave Mother over night she would rather have me in her sight all the time, but that is impossible. She passed her [?] but a day last Aug., and is very well. She would like to see you, she writes often to speak to uncle, he used to live with Father when he was a young man, you may or may not remember it, Mother does. Tell me of your brother when you write or rather come spend a few months and make us a visit, that would be much better than we could ever wish our friend. And as it will be in spring time, such a pleasant month, and our sisters house is looking glorious with a [?] of deepest joy. My sincerest best to you all. Just now arrived a letter from Jennifer a few days since, we did intend to go East once with her. I doubt whether [?] your sister was married, [?] whether she now is under Julias command. He is a good man and for Julia was a husband [?], in her old age. David Julia's son is in [??] and undertaken business in [??], made over and [?] over [?]. I may soon for [?].
With love from your cousin, Hattie