We may build more stately mansions
Fill our halls with paintings and with sculptures
But we can not buy with gold the old assignations
Your friend
Delia M. Gardner
Chelsea Iowa
Sept. 1, 1885

"From the autograph album of Martha M. "Mattie" Roach of Chelsea, daughter of Fred and Eliza J. (Hutchins) Roach. She married Samuel T. May in Toledo, Tama County, in 1891."

Submitted by: Bob Hutchins tecxas@earthlink.net

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