1863 Civilian Als
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1863 Civilian Als:
Civil War letter from Esther Marsh to her sister dated ''Dec 13, 1863.'' Location unknown. Reads in part, ''…I am better. Mother is better, Marial is no better, Mother's dress sets very well after Marial fixed it to her liking. The skirt is rather short…Darwin baited his team at Haskinville it was dark when he started from there and dark enough too he got home little after nine…we butcher the beef on Monday last. The hogs on Friday it made us work all the time Marsh likes Miss. Wait the best of any one he has been to he studies arethmetic besid his spelling and reading…Jack Pierce wife buried her boy before Jack got home with the Dyptheria Saphona and Alvira have had it sinse if you have any choice covered is wove Aunt Orvilla wants to know what figure you want just send word I guess the neighbors move on about the same jog as when you left. I heard Mrs. Lewis was about done over trying to do her butchering work Uncle Himes is a worke here now I don't know how long he will stay my eyes trouble me about writing. I shall have to stop Gilbert Gerould wrote back he lost his trunk going west…Esther Marsh.'' Dark pencil letter, measuring 5'' x 8'', runs 3pp. Very clean with no defects.
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