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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie continued to be preoccupied with Carrie’s engagement.

Harry had decided to pack all his things, in case he didn’t return. The Sapolio he mentioned was a soap that Effie would have used to clean any silver they received as wedding presents.

“I know darling that you’ll be anxious to hear about the latest developments, and I want to keep you posted.” Osborn, Effie 1886-5-28

“We had a cyclone here today[,] a moral cyclone[,] a visit from about seventy five teachers[,] mostly ladies who are attending some sort of a convention at a place 25 miles hence.” Osborn, Henry 1886-5-28



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