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Cambridge, 24th March '63

My dearest darling,

I have done your errand
and shall send you tomorrow
a parcel containing the diapers
with some I have added
out of old tablecloth, which
are so soft to double and
lay inside of the others, and
we wont say any thing a-
bout pay this time, because
you know this is what I
have been waiting for,
and why I have done so
little for you before, because
I knew something would
be needed, after people
had stopped giving you
every thing they could think
of- so I must have my
turn now. Your worrying


Father sends his love, & I want to hear
again from you

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Agnes Higginson wrote to her daughter, Agnes Fuller, soon after the birth of Agnes Fuller's son. The letter includes news of the family, and lots of advice on how to care for the baby and herself. Higginson also alludes to a scare the family had had with sketchy news of the campaign in Florida which involved the First South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of former slaves, headed by Thomas Wentworth Higginson - "Uncle Wentworth". She also includes news of other relatives who are involved with the war effort.


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Civil War letter from Agnes Cochran Higginson to her daughter, Agnes Fuller

author   Agnes Gordon Cochrane Higginson (1810-1888)
date   Mar 24, 1863
location   Cambridge, Massachusetts
height   6.0"
width   4.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L10.019

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