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Letter signed Hannah Brown, Oakhurst, Mo., to her brother William T. Brown, April 3, 1864

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Identifier: D06299

Title: Letter signed Hannah Brown, Oakhurst, Mo., to her brother William T. Brown, April 3, 1864

Description: Gives news of John returning from the war. Includes envelope.

Transcription: Oakhurst Mo.

April 3rd 1864

Dear Brother Will,

I wrote you Soon after receiving your letter, but I hear you have gone to your regiment and will not get the letter as I directed to Benton Barracks. I have the best news for you this morning you could wish to hear. John came home last night, as sound in mind as ever, only looking a little weak and pale John Tallman, came with him from Rolla. John came from Washington by himself, with two others from the Asylum under his care. He was used shamefully while there, knocked around like old shoes, with very little to eat, and wear

No wonder he was so long getting well, he expected to find you at home. Dan Mackey has engaged to work for us for a month at $12 per month he does very well, but is going to go to the army soon, perhaps will return to Rolla with John Tallman, next week, I don’t know what we will do without him, laborers will be very scarce this summer. Charlie, and Dan, have were for [two words unclear] week, they went fifteen miles beyond Tuscumbia. paid 70cts per bushel, Those soldiers that were at Uncle Wms. the night before you left, hung Branum[?] the next day, a good many of the rebels have left since, Granville Allen and wife, Porter and family, Wright Shelton, and family; Tom Whitiker and Ranken Wright. The rebs are all a good-deal frightened. Mat Irland, was here when I wrote you before, she enclosed a few lines to you too. Mother also. Walls Benage, is coming home next week. we will then get the money you sent. I have not time to write more today, will write soon again. I hope you have not had another attack of the chills, you should take quinine to keep them off. Hoping that you are well and that we will hear from you often.

Yours affectionately & in great haste,

Han M. Brown[Hannah M. Brown]

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1864-04-03

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: Brown, Hannah

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865


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