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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Martha White Read
Date: November 16, 1864
Place: Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia
To: Thomas Griffin Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (22 x 19) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5015-26

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Waynesboro Augusta Co. Va. Nov. 16th, 1864
My dear Husband;

     On the 13th Oct. I received your letter of Sept. 28th. I've written three times since but fear you will not get my letters, as I directed these to 9th Division, and in yours of Oct. 19th, recd this week, you told me to direct to the 6th division. We are all well. Betty came up last Friday; was here today; all well at New Market. Lije is still down there. Mother sends me word to go down, but I can't go before Christmas. This was fast day; I was at Bethlehem. I heard a solemn sermon last Sund. at T. Spring [i.e., Tinkling Spring] by Mr. Harris from Gal. 6.20. "the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God." Mrs. Ben Koiner wishes you to enquire about Dillard (M. Dillard Koiner) who was sent from Ft. Delaware to Pt. Lookout in Oct. '63. He was sick at the time. Mrs. J. Fuller wishes you to try & find out whether her brother, Benj. Miller is at Pt. Lookout. Was captured about the time you were. Address John, as "Prisoner of War, Barrack 66 Rock Island, Ill." Geo. A. Koiner's address is "Hillsboro Montgomery Co. Ill. " I wish you would write & ask him about bro. Jas. Thank Cous. J. R. [i.e., Joseph Reeves] in my name for his kindness to you. Write as often as allowed, to relieve my suspense God knows how I miss you, dearest; but my faith is firm in him. May yours be too. Wait with patience & hope the time of your exchange. Do all you can for the salvation of immortal souls around you. Do you assist in the school? Good bye dearest, may God bless you is the prayer of your devoted


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