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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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Monday, October 8. I must tell you that
among my invitations is one to a wedding in the
neighborhood. I shall gladly accept it. I like
brides and weddings.

In my next letter I shall speak of my future
plans and itinerary: at present they are not
definitely fixed, further than that I wish to spend the
Winter in Boston, the American Athens, and there,
as far as I can, acquire a knowledge of the
intellectual movements in the New World. In the first
place, it will be a good thing for me to spend about
three weeks with the Downings, and to make excursions
with them to some of the friends on the
Hudson—“some of the best people in the country,”
as they say. Among these is Washington
Irving, who, together with Fennimore Cooper, was
the first to make us in Sweden somewhat at home
in America. Miss [Catherine] Sedgwick is expected
here in a few days. I shall be glad to see
her and thank her for the pleasure we have
received from her Redwood and Hope Leslie. If
I could only have a little time to myself! My
difficulty is to be able to receive all the kind people
hastening to me from far and near, from different
states and towns. But although I can but imperfectly
respond to their good will, I am not the less
grateful for it; and I shall never forget how, on
the very first day of my arrival in New York, more

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