The One Thing That Distresses Me Most Of All Is, That I Have To Part
From My Horse!
This is what makes me so rebellious, for aside from my
own personal loss, I have great sorrow for the poor dumb animal that
will suffer so much with strangers who will not understand him.
has ridden or driven him for two years but myself, and he has been
tractable and lovable always. During very cold weather, when perhaps
he would be too frisky, I have allowed him to play in the yard back of
the house, until all superfluous spirits had been kicked and snorted
off, after which I could have a ride in peace and safety. Faye thinks
that he is entirely too nervous ever to take kindly to city sights and
sounds - that the fretting and the heat might kill him.
So it has been decided that once again we will sell everything - both
horses and all things pertaining to them, reserving our saddles only.
Every piece of furniture will be sold, also, as we do not purpose to
keep house at all while in Omaha. How I envy our friends who will go
to Fort Snelling! We have always been told that it is such a beautiful
post, and the people of St. Paul and Minneapolis are most charming. It
seems so funny that the regiment should be sent to Snelling just as
Colonel Munson was promoted to it. He will have to move six miles
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