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Caley Family Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: John Caley
Date: December 18, 1865
Place: Washington Township, Iowa
To: Charles Caley

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 2 pages (25 x 21 cm.) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN CW 5024-33

Transcribed by: Jonathan Lawrence and George Rugg, 2004-05

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Washington Township
December the 18. 1865

Dear Brother

we received your letter some time ago and should of answerd it before now but we have been sick and Mary aint very well yet and we have buried both of my boys one of then lived to be a week old and the other one going on four weeks and other ways from our sickness we get along just the same as we did when you was hear
Mary keeps quite feeble yet and I am a fraid that it will be some time before she gets up a gain, you spoke a bout if I see a piece of land that would suit you that you would be able to buy I have not seen any sutch a piece yet I am almost made up my mind to Sell my self and go to Nebraska for I think that is the place to go and if I go I think I shall go to the south part of the state

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Frank Mason was up hear and he seemed to like it very well but said he could buy land cheeper in illanois than he could hear so he went back and could not get the place that he exsected expected in so he went back to ohio thare to live and die Wheat an pork has took a downfoll and never to rise a gain they say but that dont worey me very mutch
Give my love to all inquireing friends and tell Juliett that mary is not able to write any this time
Write soon and give all the news

From your brother John Caley

Transcription last modified: 16 Dec 2005 at 03:48 PM EST

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