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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie told Harry about his Aunt Mag’s rental property and let him know about the compliments she had received recently.

Harry responded to the proposed dates for their wedding.

“I stopped at your Aunt Mag’s today, and she wanted to know what I tho’t about her wearing mourning.” Osborn, Effie 1886-4-14

“I have no friend to whom to tell that my wedding day is fixed.” Osborn, Henry 1886-4-14



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