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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie made up for not writing on moving day with a detailed account.

Harry had fought off blues caused by not receiving a letter and looked forward to their future together.

“We had an awful time, but we are all alive to tell the tale, and considering every thing we have stood it pretty well.” Osborn, Effie 1886-5-2

“That last year in Baltimore I was pretty far gone.” Osborn, Henry 1886-5-2



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