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Letter signed Elizabeth Powers, Cold Water, Wayne County, Mo., to her husband P.L. Powers, and letter from James F. Powers, Cold Water, Wayne Co., Mo., to his father, February 17, 1865

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Identifier: D06162

Title: Letter signed Elizabeth Powers, Cold Water, Wayne County, Mo., to her husband P.L. Powers, and letter from James F. Powers, Cold Water, Wayne Co., Mo., to his father, February 17, 1865

Description: Elizabeth writes of Alex Barret's illness. James mentions that his clearing work would go faster if Alex was not sick. Includes envelope.

Transcription: A.D. 1865

Cold Water Wayne County Mo Feby the 17th

Mr. P.L. Powers


Dear husband


I now Seat myself again to inform you that we are all well at the present time and hope that when these few lines comes to hand that they may find you enjoying the Same blessines of health i Received two letters from you this evening one of the fifth of Feby and one of the 9th which gave me great pleasure to hear form you that you was well and hearty i have not much to write to you for i have just wrote you a letter on the 14th i can Say to you that we are getting along tollerable well we have plenty of fire wood and bread Stuff So far I do not know whether i wrote to you or not about Alex. Barret[Alexander Barret] having a back Set with his measles he has not worked none of any consequences yet but he Says he will Just as Soon as he is able you wanted to know about Mrs Cobbs[Matilda L. Cobbs] land She has Rented the harris place and part of this land field to Dan mirrick on the Shares he has mirrick has moved his family on the Harris place now i can tell of what kind of weather we have had here we have had Some tollerable cold weather but not quite as cold as you Stated in your letter our Stock looks well i long to See the time come for you to come home you know if you would not Strike one lick matters would go on So much better i do not Suffer with uneasiness probaly as much as you think i do i am like the Irishman i am getting use to hanging i am keeping that Dark about them Rings you know what i can tell you that i have not been quite So mealymouthed as have been i have Spoken to a good many of the gentlemen women must have got to be Rigt Seaver[Severe] where you are or you have got to be mighty bashful i have nothing more to write but Remain your true wife untill Death


Elizabeth Powers


Cold Water[Coldwater] Wayne Co Mo Feby 17th 1865

P.L. Powers


Dear Father


I now take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well at this time and hope that these few lines may find you well also I wrote a letter to you on the 11th I blieve i am getting along very Slow at that clearing and I would get along faster if i had help Alex Barret come over to work on Sunday was a week and Stayed untill friday morning and went home and has not been back Since i have not much to write tell all the boys that their people is as well around here as far as i know i can inform that cedar creek is filled up with Reffugees and is a going to Run over with Negroes and when you come home you will have to come through negroe quarters or not come atall i would like very much if you would bring me Some of them Shells for I guess i like Rings and Sweet hearts as well as you do but i wouldnt want them kept Dark for if i did i couldnt see them i am getting Sleepy So farewell for the present

Write Soon


James F Powers

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
Missouri

Dates: 1865-02-17

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Powers, Elizabeth

Subjects: Women
Civil War, 1861-1865

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