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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

In both letters today, Effie wrote again about her feelings regarding a wedding at Christmas. In the second, she also responded to Harry’s offer of matinee tickets.

“I cant help feeling just as I have felt all along.” Osborn, Effie 1885-10-24a

“My heart prompts me to do what we know would be for our present happiness, and let the future alone, but my mind refuses to be influenced by my heart.” Osborn, Effie 1885-10-24b


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