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By Emily Foster

In 1826 thirty-year-old Anna Briggs Bentley, her husband, and their six teenagers left their shut Quaker group and the tired tobacco farms of Sandy Spring, Maryland, for frontier Ohio. alongside the best way, Anna despatched again domestic the 1st of ratings of letters she wrote her mom and sisters over the following fifty years as she strove to maintain herself and her young children of their stories. With Anna's typical expertise for storytelling and her certain, girl standpoint, the letters offer a sustained and shiny account of daily family lifestyles at the Ohio frontier. She writes of carving a farm out of the wooded area, bearing many teenagers, darning and patching the kinfolk outfits, status her flooring in spiritual controversy, nursing wounds and fevers, and burying liked friends and family. Emily Foster provides those revealing letters of a pioneer lady in a framework of insightful statement and ancient context, with genealogical appendices.

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