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Maggie Edmonston to "Dear parents and family," July 6, 1863, page 1

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  • _______ [?] July 6th 1863 Dear parents & family It is with much plisure I set down to answer your very kind letters which I received some time ago but circumstances have been such that I have not answered you. but when I give you my reasons I know you will admit they are plausable. I was trying to fin up my matters to pay you a visit and did succeed in starting got as far as Webster intended going in the hack as evry boddy men so bring [?] in their crop I did not want to trouble any person to carry me out when [?] I their fore concluded to go with the mail to Maj. Brindles But when I reached Webster waited for the eaving mail I Sadly disapointed as their was a gentleman already with the mail going on to Asheville So I had to give it up. but I expect it was the best for me as I was attacked very suddenly the next day with Deoneah [?] on flun [?] from which I suffer extreamely for too weeks I was glad I did not get off for I would have been attacted on the road but I have recovered from my spell have a sevear cold now but hope I will soon be well. I was glad to here from you all but sorry to here of Mothers bad health hope ene this she is enjoying good health I received a letter from brother B. F E a few weeks ago he & B.B. wer well I answered them too weeks ago hope they may get my letter Dear parents you can scearsely imagine my feelings now I am so uneasy I cant rest day nor night I have not heard from Doc E. in nearly four weekes he was sick when he wrote me last Oh I scearsely know how to contain my self their has been no letter to this offs from that Regt since the Yankes made their raid in E Tenn I fear their is something rong but I trust not you know we are always ready to look at the dark side of the picture I must close how is Dollie & her little _____ coming on has Thomas come home I may go to see you in too or three weeks your daughter Maggie Edmonston [Front page, notation along side:] give my love to all the family tell Addie she must pardon me for not answering her letter I thought I would go out soon Maggie write soon M E
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  • In this letter of July 6, 1863, an unsigned author (presumably Maggie Edmonston) writes to her family to applogize for not writing earlier. She reports having been ill and expresses concern about not having heard any recent news about her husband.
  • _______ [?] July 6th 1863 Dear parents & family It is with much plisure I set down to answer your very kind letters which I received some time ago but circumstances have been such that I have not answered you. but when I give you my reasons I know you will admit they are plausable. I was trying to fin up my matters to pay you a visit and did succeed in starting got as far as Webster intended going in the hack as evry boddy men so bring [?] in their crop I did not want to trouble any person to carry me out when [?] I their fore concluded to go with the mail to Maj. Brindles But when I reached Webster waited for the eaving mail I Sadly disapointed as their was a gentleman already with the mail going on to Asheville So I had to give it up. but I expect it was the best for me as I was attacked very suddenly the next day with Deoneah [?] on flun [?] from which I suffer extreamely for too weeks I was glad I did not get off for I would have been attacted on the road but I have recovered from my spell have a sevear cold now but hope I will soon be well. I was glad to here from you all but sorry to here of Mothers bad health hope ene this she is enjoying good health I received a letter from brother B. F E a few weeks ago he & B.B. wer well I answered them too weeks ago hope they may get my letter Dear parents you can scearsely imagine my feelings now I am so uneasy I cant rest day nor night I have not heard from Doc E. in nearly four weekes he was sick when he wrote me last Oh I scearsely know how to contain my self their has been no letter to this offs from that Regt since the Yankes made their raid in E Tenn I fear their is something rong but I trust not you know we are always ready to look at the dark side of the picture I must close how is Dollie & her little _____ coming on has Thomas come home I may go to see you in too or three weeks your daughter Maggie Edmonston [Front page, notation along side:] give my love to all the family tell Addie she must pardon me for not answering her letter I thought I would go out soon Maggie write soon M E