Abraham Slough Letters


Letter from Abraham Slough
to Lydia A. Slough

February 15, 1863

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     Overton Hospital   Feby 15th  
My Dear Wife
                          I received your
Kind letters Yesterday and was
very glad to hear from you but
Sorry to hear of the Children
being Sick but I hope they
are all better by this time
I am here In the Hospital
very sick with the Chronic
Diarhea I am not able to sit
up any at all I donít see any
  Chance at all to get to go
Home.  If I was discharged
I could not go home now for
I am not able but If I
get better I think I will
get a discharge and go home
  You Spoke In your leter about
coming to See me I would
like very much to See you



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but I would rather You
[words crossed out] would
not undertake Such a trip
It would be exposing Your
health to much  If it
Should be the Case that I
am called away my selection
for Administrator would be
Solomon Boyles,  I would
rather If you can keep the
property all together and
not have any Administrator
but I hope and trust that
I may be permitted to
return home but If I
do be called off I believe
that I am prepared
and I want you and all
the Children to prepare
for death  I believe I have
nothing moore to write at
present I close by remaining
as Ever your affectionate


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                   Abram Slough
to Lydia A. Slough



  *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.