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Letter signed E. Powers [Elizabeth Powers], Cold Water, Wayne County, Mo., to her husband Pinkney L. Powers, and letter signed James F. Powers to his father, January 11, 1865

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Identifier: D06153

Title: Letter signed E. Powers [Elizabeth Powers], Cold Water, Wayne County, Mo., to her husband Pinkney L. Powers, and letter signed James F. Powers to his father, January 11, 1865

Description: Elizabeth conveys a request from Sam Jackson to see if Powers could have the body of John Reeds taken to Pilot Knob. James discusses local news. Includes envelope.

Transcription: January 11th 1865

Cold Water[Coldwater] Wayne County Mo

Mr. P. L. Powers


Dear husband


i received your letter of the 4th this evening which gave me great Pleasure to hear from you that you was well you stated i[n] your letter that you was a going to start to pulaski and you stated in your letter that you had not received no letter from me yet this is my third letter that i have wrote to you i wrote a letter this morning and Sent it of i was requested by Sam Jackson to write to you and See if you would or Could have John Reeds body taken up and sent to pilot knob and if you could or could not write immediately tell all the boys in your Company that their familys are all well Close around here give my best respects to all inquiring friends especially all the good looking men in tennesee[Tennessee] for i might go there Some day if i stay a widow much longer i believe i will bring my letter to a Close So nothing more at present but remain your true wife untill Death


E Powers

To Mr. P L Powers



Wednesday Night Jan 11th 1865

Mr. P.L. Powers


Dear father


i now take my pen in hand to inform you that i am well and hearty at the present time and hope that these few lines may find you the Same Alexander Barret has not moved here yet he came over to work and taken the measles here and had to go home he allows the move over if he can get that house that Mrs. good keeps her things in i think that She Could very handy go into that little Saddlers Shop it is a good warm house with fireplace and chimney though She never is at home i will try Clear that ground i will Clear all i can give best respects to all inquiring friends especially the boys in your Company and girls too if you have any in the company So nothing more at present but remain yours


James F. Powers

To Mr. P.L. Powers

Wednesday Night Jan 11th 1865

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Missouri

Dates: 1865-01-11

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Powers, Elizabeth

Subjects: War casualties
Women
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces

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