1888 Abe is one year old

Malinda Van Emburgh to her daughter Georgian Van Emburgh O’Kelly

Monroe, La December 20 1888 to Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, La

Dear Daughter

The children are all well this morning and Abe [William Abram O’Kelly Jr.] is one year old. I bought the children a turkey hen for Sunday. Jennie [O’Kelly] says she will send you some thing. I think Jennie misses you more than any of the children and often looks sad. I hope you continue to improve and try to be contented. The children all send their love too and Abe sends a birthday kiss to his mamma and Aunt Mary* sends her love and says she is glad to hear you are improving.

Goodbye M.V.

* “Aunt Mary” is likely Malinda’s step-niece, Mary Leona Wimberly.

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Filed under Georgiana Dull Van Emburgh O'Kelly, Jane Calderwood O'Kelly, Letters to Hotel Dieu, Malinda Teresa Dull Van Emburgh, William Abram O'Kelly Jr.

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