Mitchell, Mary A. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.


Handwritten letter from Mary A Mitchell to Amy Kirby Post, November 10, 1865.


November 10, 1865

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               Apulia, Onon Co.
               New York, Nov 10'/65.
Mrs Isaac Post
            My dear Madam
I have your address from
my friend Mrs Holland
Richmond _ Please allow
me to enquire of you if
their [sic] is an organized
Society of Spiritualists
in Rochester _ If they have
regular Speaking on
the Sabbath _ If their [sic] are
any reliable mediums
in the City _ (Test mediums)
and of what nature the
tests are) If seances are
given there now by any one,
and by whome, if any one
If circles are held at tall,
If Spiritualism is popular

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or unpopular _ About how
many known Spiritualist
there are in Rochester _ If
they are called Christian
or Bible Spiritualists,
or, if on the other side of
the question, as Benjamin
Fast declared himself to
be in the late National
Convention in Philadelphia
{viz Infidel Spiritualist)
  Can you refer me to a
good Spiritualist family,
or family of Reformers who
do not deprecate persons
of the faith of honest Spirit-
-ualitst with whome a lady
& son of eight years of age
could board for a month or
more _ & about what would board be per week for
such persons (viz lady and son)
You will think me very

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inquisitive perhaps, but
you will please excuse
me _ I wish to visit
Rochester, & wish to Secure
such board for myself
& son _ Wish to be there
about the last of this
month _ My Son will
attend School probably
  Please my dear Madam
do me the kind favor
to inform as above desired
& greatly oblige
       Your most [ob'd?] [Sent'?]
       Mary A Mitchell
I wish to be in a private
family, If you are
able to point me to a
boarding place please
give me directions so
that I can go direct from
Depot to house, & oblige

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