4823. March 1863 Civil War Letter From Albion Maine Mother To Soldier Son Olney For Sale
4823. March 3rd, 1863 Civil War Letter from Albion Maine Mother to Soldier Son Olney.
"Dear son Olney it is with solomn feelings that I now write a few lines to let you know that we are all well and hope that lines will find you the same. 13 months ago to night your Father and I watched with Uncle Ambrose he died Tuesday the 4th instead of the 3rd but he was buryed the 7th as you said if Eugene was alive he would remember who was here that eve it was Mrs Reeds young folks and the spinny girl his death was full as sudden as Eugenes ws we little know what a day will bringforth and it is well that we don't for we should be more unhappy than we bee Mr Clifford come after Lydia Ann yesterday his wife has got a nother little girl about 3 weeks old and he munted (?) her 2 or 3 weeks and she went out with him and Ellen is up to Uncle Alberts to mark a takeing cure of the baby it is better nora and it ia lonesome enough now but not so lonesome for us as it is for you but we all think a great deal about you but we must all keep up good courage as you said and hope for the best for if it wernt for hope the heart I would break but I hope that some thing will tourn up in our favor so that this ware will be closed in a few months and I hope that you will be spared to come home once more but if we never meet on earth no more I hope that we all shall one day meet never to part no more it is 7 month to day since we all sat down to the table together it was the Sabbath before you left Eugene went out with Lydia Ann I believe I shall never forgit that day and I guess that you wont neither your Fther and I went out to meeting last Sabbath in a wagon Elder MArten preached he changed with Elder Bickford and when we was comeing home it throad so that your Father said that he gussed that we was a gowing to have a thaw and before we got our dinner it begun to snow and it comne to 8 or 10 inches that night and yesterday was a warm pleasant day and it thawed all day and it commenced snowing again this morning and it snows and blows yet your Father went out in hope to git a letter to day but did not March 6th 1863 Friday eve Dear SOn Olney your Father was agoing to start tomorroe morning to go on and see you and Byron was down to Mr Hanscombes and saw Mr Stackpole and he said that you did not want him to come on and that you was bette and I tell you that we was glad and I hope you will be very careful and not git cold or not eat anything that will hurt you we are all well and hope that these lines will find you quite smart Grandmother is here she came down to stay while your Father was gowen we was glad to hear that you had got the box your Father was calculating to fetch Eugenes remains home if he went on and you can git means enough in your pay to fetch him home if you are smart enough your Father will pay all expence but if youa re not able to have the care of him do not undertake it nor miss of gitting a furlow by the means and if you git a furlow git as long a one as you canand then see if you are not able to go back when youre furlow is out and you want to git it lengthened out see if you cant report to someone in Augusta and save you the trouble of going back before use able I must close by offerding you goodnight to Olney Wouthen it just struck 11."
4 1/2" x 7 3/4" bifold,no envelope.
Very good, clean condition.
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