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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Martha White Read
Date: October 13, 1864
Place: Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia
To: Thomas Griffin Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (22 x 13 cm) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5015-20

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Waynesboro Augusta Co. Va.
Oct. 13th, 1864
My dear Husband,

     Yours of the 28th Sept. reached me today. I was not surprised to hear that you were there, as I had received no tidings of you for more than three weeks, & I felt sure that you had been captured. I've not heard from your father's yet, but I wrote to them a few days since, and expect a letter soon. I have a letter from John [i.e., John Henry Read], dated Aug. 31st. He was well, but had not heard from home. We are all well, and have plenty around us. Take good care of yourself, and pay as much attention to cleanliness as possible. Write as often as permitted. Trust in our Heavenly Father. Wait patiently, with faith and hope, until you are exchanged. I prayed that I might hear from you, and my prayer was answered. I'm glad you have my Bible with you. I shall write to your father immediately. God bless you. Good night!

Your devoted Mattie.

Papa saw John Sheets he was well.

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