Dear Anna By the wise forethought of our telegraphing cousin Charles I received two letters from thee this morning. I should never have thought of doing such a thing, but this morning he got the Landlord, Telegraph operator & Postmaster - all comprehended in one individual - to telegraph the P.M. at Woodstock to detain any mail for us till we should call for them by which means Aunt Caroline & Johnny each rec'd a letter & I two. I rewarded the Postmaster by buying 3 pairs of stockings from him he uniting with his official functions the business of store keeping - I was very glad to get the news. It seemed to me there was an unusual quantity for two days gathering - I am glad you got a little visit from
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