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Dinsdale, Matthew / Papers, 1836-1897
Call Number, Wis MSS DL, folder 3 ([unpublished])

Shullsburg 13 April 1860 PDF (520.4 KB)


 ________ 13 April 1860.
My dear Wife/
 This I believe is the 15th anniversary
of our wedding. It is on my heart to say a word to
you on this occasion. I would thank our heavenly
Father for his goodness and mercy, in giving and
sparring you to me. For I believe both are
in answer to prayer. I desire to thank you for
you kindness to me. You have been a
good wife to me and a good mother to our
children. I think an experience fo 15
years may satisfy us we did not make a
mistake when we threw our interests together.
I am hoping we may spend several pleasant
years together on earth if it be the will of
our Father in heaven. It may seem a little
strange to you, but I feel as tho' my attachment
increases, with each succeeding year. And
oh! when we fail on earth may we
spend an eternity together before the throne
of God in heaven. As we love and serve
Jesus, so our lives shall be pleasant + useful.
  Your affectionate husband  M.D.

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