Ransom E. Hawley Letters


Letter from Ransom E. Hawley
to Sarah M. Hawley

November 19, 1864

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                      Bloomington Nov 19th /64
                   My Dear Mother
                                            I believe I have
written no letter to you since Pa was here.
The provision was very welcome although I
was not starving. Those were the first turnips
I ever eat that I liked.  I wrote a letter last
 Friday had no opportunity to send it.
We are enjoying a precious revival in the church
a few have united with the church more are
asking “What shall I do to be saved.
Bro Little is with us and preaches excellent
sermons.  I am praying for my poor fellow
students who are very careless and wicked.
 Pray for us that we may be more abundantly
blessed.  Mr. [C or G?]ambell has returned on a 30 days
furlough. Prof Kirkwood introduced me to him
and he afterwards sent an earnest invitation to me
come and see him.  He seems to take a great
interest in Henry. I more interested in the study
of Surveying than any study I have ever studied.



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I think I should like to go and help in some
capacity in the survey of  the route for  Pacific R.R, but
do not see the way open.
 I have procured the Greek that my class are studing
are studing
at Crawfordsville, also the
Mathematics and am preparing for examination
there. If you send me anything next week please send me
enough mutton tallow to grease my lips as I am
 threatened with sore lips again.
                            No more at present,
                                                     Yours with love,



  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.