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SC 1083 ([unpublished])

Estabrooks, Elisha
[Transcribed letter from Elisha Estabrooks to his mother]

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 oft he rest
I thought I would write A few lines to you to let you noe
that you was not forgotten by me. Mother I live in hopes of
getting home A live but if we dont meet here on earth A gain
it is my desire that that we may live so when death comes we can
be ready to meet ourblessed Saviour. I cant think of any more
to write this time.   so good by.  Mother you Prair that I may prove
good By for this time Write soon. Son To A Mother.
have you recieved those coats yet.   I sent tw 'with abe hydeo
one in A barrel to Valentines and Aumsteads    and the other
Dear Aunt Lih
as Ellen has said that you was to our house I thought that I
would fen A few lines to you. my health is some better than it has
been, and I am in hopes of getting well before A great while. I havent
been well for over three months I have had the Diareah all the time and
some fever with it. that keeps A person very weak. all for this time
good By,
from A not forgotten friend E. H. Estabr-oks, Mrs. E. Wheaton
Please Write
Direct to E. H.'Estabrooks
Co. B. 35. Regt. 1st Brigade
3rd division. 18th Army Corps.
Wis. Vol.  Vicksburg Miss.
be shure and put this all on.
Robt Estabrooks From E II E
Wr ite soon

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