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Item 13 - James and Lucretia Garfield Catalog 549 (Apr 2019)

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ALS signed "Lucretia R. Garfield" and "J. A. Garfield,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8.25, November 28, 1877. Letter to Dr. John Peter Robison, comprising two-and-a-half pages by Lucretia Garfield followed by a paragraph in James A. Garfield's hand. Lucretia's message, in part: "I have intended ever since we have been here to ask you to inquire when at the farm if Mrs. Bancroft has done the work I left with her—namely washed the bed linens and taken up the dining room carpet, cleaned and put it down again—all of which she promised to do the week after we left, and which I should be very sorry if it were not done before Bro. Jones' family were to arrive. In a letter the General received from you to day I notice you say our turnips are of no use to eat. If that only means they are not ripe enough yet, very well, but if you think they are not the right kind to eat I am very much disappointed. I planted them for the sweet Russian turnip, the only kind I think good to eat. They grow very large and are good to cook until late in the spring. I hope I am not mistaken in them." She adds a postscript, signed "L.R.G.," in full: "Remember I have a room ready for you and Mrs. Robison—warm and comfortable which I hope will not fail to tempt you here this winter." James A. Garfield's note at the end reads: "Dear Doctor, Thanks for your letter of the 26th. I am glad you have contracted for chopping the wood. I wrote you a day or two since—All well & send love. Tell Jones to write me often." In fine condition.

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