Letter from Tom Rector, Washington, Arkansas, to Mrs. Georgiana A. Steen, Carondelet, Missouri, February 21, 1864

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Identifier: D06684

Title: Letter signed Tom Rector, Washington, Arkansas, to Mrs. Georgiana A. Steen, Carondelet, Missouri, February 21, 1864

Description: Regarding family news and the effects of Georgiana's late husband.

Transcription: Washington Arkansas

Feby 21st 1864


My Dear Georgia.


I write you by an opportunity which presents itself to let you know that we are still in the land of the living. Fan and the children are well, Lydia is very much grown, is in fact a woman, Pit is a large boy a full blooded young america — Irene says in a few years she will like Lydia be ready to marry.

I have collected nearly all of poor Early’s effects which Fan will deliver to you in case I should not live to see you. I have been trying to gather poor Lit’s effects but as yet have not become possessed of his property. You can not imagine my dear Georgia how frequently we have thought of you since last we parted, and yet it may be many days ere we meet. I know it will please you to hear that we have plenty and are living in comfortable circumstances. My health and spirits are good. My dear Fan and the children enjoy the same blessing, I thank God that they have been spared me. Fan and the children spent last summer at Danville, Virginia. I had business at Richmond and I took them with me. Pit and Fan insisted on taking our faithful dog Jerry with us on the trip, in fact we have never left him behind us on any occasion, he has been our companion for four years since the time we parted at Fort Smith. It would amuse you to see pit on his pony with gun in hand blowing up his pack of hounds (9 in number) for a hunt in the forests of Red River.

Fran is living at Fulton in Red River 14 miles south of this point. I see her twice a week. My business requires me at both these places alternately during the week. Fan wrote to her ma last week, I hope the letter has come to hand. We have not recd: a line from any of you since the war.

I can not write to you as I would like fearing that this letter would not be permitted to pass. Fan and the children join me in love to you all. I hope that we may all be spared to meet again.


Yours affectionately


Tom Rector


Mrs. Georgiana A. Steen

Carondelet

Missouri

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Dates: 1864

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Maker/Creator: Rector, Thomas

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Women
Death
Arkansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Missouri--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Saint Louis (Mo.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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