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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: "Mamma"
Date: [20th century]
To: Martha

Physical Description: Pencil on paper; 2 pages (22 x 15 cm) on 1 sheet

Note: "Mamma" is a daughter of T. G. Read.

Number: MSN/CW 5015-38

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Wednesday noon
Dear Martha,

     I can imagine I see you all playing & running around. You must be careful when you hold the baby as she is so little. We must have a picture of Mabel holding her. Ask Cousin John to please ask aunt Bettie Coyner where my father was when he was taken to Pt. Lookout as prisoner. He said a bullet just grazed his hip at the battle of Gettysburg and he received the minie ball in the 7 day Battle of the Wilderness down near Richmond, but I can't remember where he was when he was taken prisoner.

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Old man John Good was coming up the pike last night, his horse scared & ran into auto buggy upset & he was hurt. Bob Zirkle Leonard Gay & Vallie & Douglas were in auto but were only shaken up. Annabel is writing, Bessie Dove was just in. I cut out her dress & cut Ruth Myers a pattern Mrs. Martha, Billy, Bertie & Elizabeth were down, Mrs. M wanted more books. If any letter comes to you I will forward it. We have not gotten your card, but it may come in the morning, I am sure you arrived safely. I pulled weeds & dug some potatoes up in Mrs. Henkel's garden this morning. All the girls ask about you & all miss you. I sent letter & a card yest.


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