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Wis Mss EQ, Folder 1 ([unpublished])

[Transcribed letter from Edward Redington to his daughter, Lillia: Little Rock, Arkansas, September 20, 1863],   p. 201


[Transcribed letter from Edward Redington to his wife, Mary: Headquarters Pioneer Corps 3rd Div., Army of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 23, 1863] ,   pp. 201-204


Page 201


Little Rook, Sept. 20, 1863.
Dear Lilla:
I was much pleased to get the little note you wrote me
and sent with mama's letter which I received today. I was
also much pleased to see what nice work you could do. I think
the braid was put on as well as any woman could do it, and if
you braid your dresses well, it must look very pretty. I hope
I shall come home before it is worn out, so that I can see it.
I hope you have improved as much in your studies. You must
write every time your ma does, and tell me about everything.
So Good Night my dear Lilla.
Your father.
Headquarters Pioneer Corps 3rd Div.
Army of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark.,
Oct. 23, 1863.
Dear Mary:
It is now ten days since I have written to you, the long-
est period I have let pass, without writing to you since I
came South. The fact is there was nothing in shape of news
to write, and then we have no mail but once a week, and I some
way did not get one in the last.   We received two mails today
and I got a letter from you in each. The first one was dated
the 4th of October, the other in September. I think that most
of your letters came to hand after a while, although they some-
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