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Letter from Maria Forsyth to Lizzie Forsyth, October 27, 1886. Maria writes to her sister, Lizzie, who is in Chicago. Maria reports on the health of various family members.. She tells Lizzie how Tillie Armstrong is rumored to marry a preacher, but that it is not confirmed and she is sceptical of the sources. Maria also taunts Lizzie for having been gone so long, and that various members of the family and acquaintances would like to know how she is. She further discusses how Samuel and Annie Joe Steele, E.R. Montgomery, the Johnsons, J. McKee, and Mr. Fellows were invited out to Miss Manns for "fun in the cars." Maria mentions that there is to be a great Temperance meeting in the Academy and that they were to get tickets, with speakers such as General Clinton B. Fisk, Hon. J.B. Finch, Rev. W.H. Boble, [or Poole?] Rev. C.H. Meade, and Professor G. E. Chambers. She concludes the letter with a further, detailed description of various family members, and tells Lizzie to stay in Chicago, see the sights, such as the Union Signal Office, and wear the white ribbon.




Forsyth, Maria, Correspondence. Indiana County (Pa.), Social life and customs, 19th century, Sources. Temperance, Pennsylvania, Indiana County, 1880-1890, Sources.


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Letter from Maria Forsyth to Lizzie Forsyth, October 27, 1886