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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Martha White Read
Date: January 26, 1865
Place: Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia
To: Thomas Griffin Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (25 x 20 cm) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5015-31

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Waynesboro Augusta Co. Va.
Jan. 26th.1865.
My dear Husband

     Your letter of Sept. 28th and Oct. 19th came to hand in due time. Wm. H. Read sent us a letter from you dated Oct. 22nd. He wrote that he sent all the articles you specified. I am anxious to know whether you got them or not. Last week, I rec'd yours of Nov. 16th, by Flag of Truce. I wrote to you on the 16th Nov. I think it was better that you wrote to Wm. Henry for the clothing. I can pay him for them. I've written you seven or eight letters. I was down to see Lije & Betty last week. Lije has been lying in bed for two months; is much reduced; his ancle was very painful. He may lose his foot yet. I recd a letter from Mother, written the 11th. All well. Poor Aunt Winny died Dec. 30th. Sent her blessing and good bye to us all calling each one by name. No letter from John since Oct. 19th His address is Barracks 69. Rock Island. George A Koiner's address is Nokomus [sp. Nokomis], Montgomery Co. Ill. Write to him & enquire about Bro. Jas. Johnny says tell uncle Read that he is here, & can spell & sleeps with Aunt Mattie. Mr. Lee was at home recently; looks well. John Fuller was taken to Point Lookout in Nov. Try & find him; also Cous. Saml. Pilson. I can hear from you by them sometimes. All send much love. My kindest regards & grateful thanks to Cous. J. Reeves. Trust in the Lord at all times, "His watchful eye, his mighty power will save from every harm." Write as often as you can. Pray for me dear husband. Ever your devoted


I am daily expecting letters from you of later date.

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