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Samuel T. Reeves Correspondence

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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Samuel T. Reeves
Date: April 12, 1865
Place: Camp Dennison, Ohio
To: Huldah Reeves

Physical Description: ink on paper; 4 pages (20 x 13 cm) on 1 folded sheet

Number: MSN CW 5012-15

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No. 11

Camp Dennison ohio
Aprile the 12/65
Dear Huldah

     I received yours of the 8 yesterday ) oh how glad I am to learn that my little family is Still blessed with good health: and how thankful: that I feel So well My Self : you Spoke of the river being So high I feare it will put the farmers back with their crops you Spoke of Setting out Some Strawberries (No) rausberries ) well wee can fix that this fall if nothing happens you Spoke of the greate Joy when you hered of the fall

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of Richman [sp. Richmond]) I Suppose that it was a Joyful time ) I expect when you hered of the capture of lees [i.e., General Robert E. Lee] army thare was more rejoising ) but love I think the greate rejoysing will be when wee meets after this war is over) that is if wee are ever blessed with that privalege on earth (if not I truly hope that wee may meete on the banks of eternal deliverance where Joy and peace forever ranes) you Spoke of the fruit not being killed ) I hope it will not get killed for I would like to have Some this fall as I have not had any for two years (fruit I mean). I asked you a question on a Small Slip of paper in one of my letters

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and you have not answered it yet as I have Seen ) I recon you forgot it ) as I expect to get a letter from you to day I will close for the presant Good eavening Deare. I have Just received yours of the 11 No 9 I found the answer to my question ) (all rite)(much oblige) you are excused for not answering Sooner ) Yes love I think wee can almoste Se the end of this Bloody war John talks of going to texas to be ready for another one if thare is any danger of war thare I dont want to go thare I received a letter from Stuard McLin [i.e., Private Stewart McLinn] ritten on the 3 of this month John was able to walk about some the Boys of Co C was all about well ) I have received Seven letters to day So you will not look for a long letter this time

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the news is verry good this morning Lynch burg [sp. Lynchburg] is in our posessions now wee got the news last night that Johnson [i.e., General Joseph E. Johnston] had Surrendered but it was not confirmed in the moring paper Dearest are you begining to dout your true effection to me in your letter of the 8 you wrote in this way) from your unworthy but I think true Companion ) and in this last ) ritten to the one (if my heart deceives me not) I love moste of all earthly object ) Dearest I dout not your love and true effection to unworthy me these are unthoughted Jokes ) Remember me at a throne of grace ) may the lord bless and guide us through this world of sorrow and at last Save us together in heaven yours as ever (S.T.Reeves) as kiss to all

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Transcription last modified: 17 Nov 2003 at 02:06 PM EST

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