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undated and fragmentary letter, most likely from the early 1850's.
letter is from Ellen (Anderson), to her brother (Mannevillette Elihu Dearing Brown) in Utica. It appears to be partial. She discusses the education of her children (Villette, Georgia, and Willy), their strengths and weaknesses, and how she is determined they should learn music and art, but that she won't be able to teach them those things. Then she tells him of their hobbies (reading and sewing) and says they play by themselves and she has arranged it this way, so that other people's plans and ways of raising their children do not get in the way of hers.