McFarland-Russell Letter - Page 2




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fashion plate that come as a
dress pattern I think is the pret-
tiest I ever saw, if I was not so
large I would send it to you to cut
use by and Id send me the pattern
I can not cut it by the picture it
says tis for this year 83 oh 'tis per-
fection it self, I can tell you what is
written under it in French
perhaps you have it tis not in patterns
tho, twelve yds of combination
matches the suit Mr Smith got
me some at Galveston oh one
is beautiful yet gay Tis a purple
black with crimson dots further
over dress the skirt just is the
same colors but striped you
must understand it is cotton
goods Tis very fine and soft and
has the appearance of silk I said
a purple black Tis a purple something
not black. Well I have made
one after the style of [illegible]
[illegible] and one a princes [princess] dress
like in patterns may no, and

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