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Estabrooks, Elisha Henry, 1844- / Letters, 1862
SC 1083 ([unpublished])

Estabrooks, Elisha
[From Elisha Estabrooks to his family, sister, and mother: Vicksburg, Mississippi, August 15, 1864]


Dear mother
How often I think of you and the many good favors that you have done me.
 Mother seeing I was a writing to all of the rest, I thought I would write
a few lines to you to let you know that you was not forgotten by me.  Mother
I live in hopes of getting home a live but if we don't meet here on earth
again, it is my desire that we may live so when death comes we can be ready
to meet and blessed Savior, I can't think of any more to write this time,
so good by.  Mother you ____ that I may prove faithful good. By for this
time. Write soon. ___ to A Mother
Have you recieved those coats yet.  I sent ___ with ___ ____ one in a barrel
to Valentines and Humsteads, and the other
Dear Aunt Lile, as Ellend has said that you was to our house I thought that
I would pen a few lines to you.  My health is some better that it has been
and I am in hopes of getting well before a great while.  I haven't been well
for over three months.  I have had the ______ all the time and some fever
with it.  That keeps a person very meek all for this time. Good by. from
A not forgetten friend G. H. Estabrooks. Miss E Wheaton. Please write

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