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Redington, Edward S. / Papers, 1862-1867
Wis Mss EQ, Folder 1 ([unpublished])

[Transcribed letter from Edward Redington to unidentified recipient: September 20, 1863],   pp. 198-199


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September 20, 1863.
Since I finished writing I see the letter from you, mailed
the 31st of August. I also received one from Georgy Redington.
He says he is going away to school, and suppose that his mother
will fret herself half to death about him. I rather think he
will miss his mother some when he leaves.
So Jake has really got back from California, has he? I
suppose by this time he has come West.   I would like to see him.
Tell him he had better come down here and go into the sutler
business. George wrote that they had just heard that Sasa was
very sick. If I had not had had a letter of a later date from
you I should have been very anxious about her. Bless her little
soul, how I want to see her and all of you. I think you must
have had a pretty serious time with her, and have been not a
little scared, when they were all taken sick at once. You say
you have a great mind to come where I am. I wish you were here,
for this is a very pleasant and healthy town with plenty of
good water. I cannot see why it is not a good place to live,
but getting here is out of the question at present. If the
boats ran up the Arkansas River, one could come, but at present
there is seventy miles to ride before getting to navigable waters,
and then the boats come up but once a week. If we ever get back
on the Mississippi River, I shall be anxious to have you come,
if I cannot get home before that time.
Capt. Morton died since we came here. He got back a short
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