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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry gave Effie his opinion about buying a sealskin saque (a short coat).

And, Effie gave Harry her opinion about the books he asked her to look at and she bewailed the latest servant problem.

“I dont care for you to come to me with a fine dowry in clothes or any thing else & should really prefer that you should not bring a great deal of that if it costs your labor.” Osborn, Henry 1886-2-15

“We hate to lose her, & yet we cant keep her, for she drinks like a fish, and was awfully drunk last night.” Osborn, Effie 1886-2-15



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