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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Martha White Read
Date: November 8, 1864
Place: Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia
To: Thomas Griffin Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (24 x 15 cm) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5015-23

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Waynesboro Augusta Co. Va.
Nov. 8th. 1864
My dear Husband,

     Yours of Sept. 28th reached me on the 13th ult. I replied immediately, and wrote once since. Betty wrote me that your father had a letter from you. I was glad to learn that you heard from Cousin J- R-. We are all well, thank God! They were all well at New Market when I last heard from them. Lije is near there now. Betty talks of coming up soon. Have you written to John? His address is Barracks 66. Rock Island, Ill. Cous. John Hunton, Williamsburg, Canada West. I never got the letter you wrote from Winchester. Mr Ben. Coyner wishes you to make all possible enquiry about his son M. Dillard Coyner, who was sent to Pt. Lookout from Ft. Delaware in Oct. '63. He was sick, & his family think he must have died at Pt. Lookout. All send much love. Trust in God, dear T., do not despond, do not grieve about me, you know I am very well situated. My thoughts & my prayers are constantly for you. May God bless you, & bring you safely back again. Wait with patience, & faith & hope the days of your appointed time. If we never meet on earth, in heaven I hope you will meet

Your Mattie.

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