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June 6, 1899

My own Jinnie,

I am sure you must be better or you would have send for me to day, I sincerely hope you are done. It would do you good to be here now, it is really beautiful. Shall you want to put the affair off? I hope not, don’t you think the lodging cheap at Aberystwyth, I do. And I am sure you will like the place.

Please don’t let anyone read my letters to you, it wouldn’t be fair.

I don’t believe that any of the things you sent from Weldon have got hurt, excepting the table, which has a piece or two rubbed off the top. The old woman who jawed so said the four chairs were beautiful old pieces and worth some money. She is in a furniture shop, so knows what she says. When do you send the other boxes?

Now mind you let me know how you really are. I thought you must have been out yesterday when my wire arrived; the answer didn’t seem like you at all.

Please give my love to all and with fondest love to you from
Your own
Bob

Mother sends her love. I have just been out on the “Bike”, but it’s so fearfully hot, by the way, would you like to have our Poll’s “Bike”? It’s a good one and just up to your weight.
Bob

4 reponses to "June 6, 1899"

1. What fun to read these! It

What fun to read these! It helps me quite a lot with the romance that is going on in a story I am writing.

By the way, there is a transcription error on the second page. He writes: "I don’t believe that any of the things you sent from Weldon have got *hurt*, *excepting* the table, which...."

2. Thank you for your edits and

Thank you for your edits and good luck with your romance.

3. What happened after that?

What happened after that?

4. I believe your uncertain word

I believe your uncertain word in this letter is 'jawed' -- i.e., to talk vociferously.

"The old woman who jawed so said . . . "

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