P. O’Reilly Esqre
Thursday. Jan(ury) 24th
My Dear Papa
We have been to town today & Mama has been paying the bills & we met Uncle John in town & he said that he would come home with us, so Mama has Winters carrage to come home & at the further end of the bridge we saw a large waggon with four horses and a big iron safe & going all across the bridge Mama was afraid of the horses shying & just as we were passing off horse shyed & backed the carra[ge] & broke the railing of the bridge & Mama says the carriage was nearly over. Mama is going to Fairfield tomorrow if it is a fine day.
with love I remain
Your affectionate daughter
C. K. O’Reilly
*1 2020 – This letter was likely written in 1877. It makes no mention of Mary Augusta, and January 24 was a Thursday in 1877.
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