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Date Original

1861 October 12

Description

Broomit describes soldiers in a recent town parade as appearing ready for war. She expresses the need for valiant-hearted men "that ain't afraid to die." She concludes by telling Mr. Wilbur to return to her from the war.

Transcription

Oct the 12 A D 1861
My Respect
Sir it is with pleasure that
Received your letter Which gave one great sat-
tisfaction to here that you was all well I want you
you to Rite [sic] to me as often as you can and
you must get your Likeness and send it to
me The men now are on porade [sic]
how marshall tha apear all dressed and
armed in uniformed [sic] they look like men of
Wore [sic] We want No cowards in our Band tha
will ony Colord fly We call for Valint [sic] hearted
men that aint [sic] afraid to die dear sir my
study By Night and By day is all for you
and I long To see you Return home so I can
let you know the love I have for you and so you
can relate to me you [sic] troubles though [sic] this
War So nothing more to present
only I remain yours
Cealia A. Broomit
To Mr Wilbur

Physical Description

1 page handwritten, 8.25" x 7.75"

Subjects

Civil War; Confederate States of America

Contributor

Broomit, Cealia A.

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000063

Collection

Elliot H. Fletcher family papers, MS.000063

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Cealia A. Broomit to "Mr. Wilbur", Elliot H. Fletcher family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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