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Title Letter from Mrs. Thompson to "Lot" dated April 18th 1897
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Fernandina, Fla.
April 18th 1897

Dearest "Lot"
I will not try to write you a long letter but I like you to know we are thinking of you this Easter Sunday. The day has been a kind one for us. I arranged our greens with flowers yesterday and this morning John and I took some lillies, magnolias and boys over and re-arranged the flowers so that they looked beautifully, but oh! it was so hard to come away and leave dear papa alone.
the flowers in our church was beautiful. Palms growing plants and Poppies were used for decorations.
There is to be a large dance at the Egmont tomorrow night and the young people are expecting to have a fine time but such things are apt to be disappointing especially here. When a selfish worldly spirit is so conscpicuous in society. I do hope, my precious boy you are not lonely in your isolated new home but remember happines springs from within and duty well done has its own reward. I think with you that I had rather be one the top of a high mountain with its sublimity and deep inspirations then in a crowded city with its temptations, its rush and confusion. If you have time for study, do it systematically so that it wil be something definite gained, and be sure and master every detail of your work completely, and everything else that will help you to grow. The Lesgislature has taken of Official notice of dear Papa's death. I send you a copy of the proceedings. I have an en?? on engraved copy of the action of the Senate which come to-day that I will keep until I can afford to have it framed.
I send you a letter I got from Lewis. I think he is developing quite a talent for letter writing.
John was going to the dance with Lucy Fergen but she has the measles and so of course won't go. This is something I can think of to interest you so with dearest love from all I remain
You loving
I enclose this book of jokes--Lewis sent them to me from Tallahassee.

Envelope is addressed to:
Scott N. Thompson Esq.
c/o Rockhill Iron & Coal Co.

Return to Box 156
Fernandina, Florida

Postmark: Yulee, Fla. Apr.20, 1897
Two cent stamp
Catalog Number 2004.032.017
Collection Thompson Collection
Accession number 2004.032
Caption Letter to "Lot" dated April 18th, 1897
Number of images 5
People Thompson, John M.
Thompson, Scott N. ("Lot")
Thompson, Lewis