Monroe, Louisiana January 3, 1889 to Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Louisiana
William Abram O’Kelly to his wife Georgiana Van Emburgh O’Kelly
I send by express today the package you ordered. I will send it to Tom’s care. I got a letter from Tom yesterday. He said that old turkey was a fine one. Jennie sends you a couple of gum pictures. She thinks they are the greatest things in the bundle.
I will send the money by tomorrows mail and I hope it well get there in good time.
Miller got back yesterday morning he enjoyed his trip very much.
I hope you are taking all the exercise you can, if you are afraid to go out on the [street] car by yourself you could walk about the yard and now and then take a walk on the street probably as far as the Market.
The children all seem to be doing well. Jennie was snoring this morning. She has a cold in the head.
Sonny was very much disappointed at Miller’s return. He wanted to do the clerking himself.
Now my precious I want you to take good care of yourself and get well as fast as you can. Make up your mind to do that and then do all the doctor tells you so that when I come after you next month we can take a good look at the city before we come back.
God bless you darling
Your affectionate husband
William A. O’Kelly