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59

Rebecca Macky to Catherine Macky

Dear Kitty
    Many thanks for the ribbons and lollies which came in very good time as I wish to have some young folks next week.
    John takes you a letter from my father, rather a satisfactory one.
    I hope you won't think of sending old clothes to the Hebrides as the young heathen at Salem can wear them all and I beg you to mind that charity begins at home and I shall feel fully as grateful for them. William declares we'll have a scramble for them. He says he'll take Lindsay and me, as soon as he gets finished, in Elijah, so that I hope you will have a full box for us. Dorcas' fringe is very nice and the skirt looks very well but buy no more of it as the colour will fly with strong sun or fire heat. I told her so and flattening the seams proves to be the case.
    We are all well. I am expecting to hear today that M Jane has a young one. I've never been up since the roads are fearfully bad.
    No news in the home papers of any interest to us.
    Kiss the children. Love to Thomas, sister Ann and yourself. I am, dear Kitty,

Your affectionate sister,
R Macky