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    Sallie Crawford writes to the Home on behalf of Carrie Posey, a woman interested in adopting a girl 12 years old. She states that the Poseys are "quite a clever family of people," are a family of four "all grown," and have a "lovely country home." Crawford ends the letter asking if the Home has "any more 'Callies.'" It seems that the Crawfords adopted a girl named Callie from the Home that was kind and "now a young lady." Letter marked Corydon, KY. In a letter from 24 July 1894, Posey writes to say that she cannot "give the young girl a home." She states that her 71 year old mother objects to the adoption, and hopes that the Home is not inconvenienced. Letter marked Corydon, KY.

    H. K. Thomas writes to the Home to provide a reference for Pryor, who wants to apprentice a boy from the Home. Pryor is 25 years old, is married to someone "some younger than he," lives on a farm, and has no children. They are looking for a boy between 7 and 10 and live in Falsomdale, Graves Co., KY. Thomas also mentions he provided the same references when he asked about two little girls which were sent to Bass and McNeal in June 1892. Letter marked Falsomdale, KY.

    Page writes to the Home to inquire about adopting a 10 year old boy "of good blood, good looking and one I can make something out of." He includes a reference, has a wife and no children. Letter marked Horse Cave, KY. A second letter from 24 Feb 1894 states that he would "prefer adoption," and hopes to provide a good home for "the 'boy.'" A third letter from 21 April 1894 states that Page's wife "is not an invalid but is quite feeble" and is suffering from a "spell." He says that because Weller "demand[s] a decision at once" they are unable to commit under existing circumstances. Letter marked Horse Cave, KY. On 14 July 1894, Page writes again, saying that "after long waiting to see how my wife's health would get I will write you not to hold the boy any longer." He calls the boy Enos. Letter marked Horse Cave, KY.
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