Letter from John H. Hazard, dated 1863-01-11

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R. B. Stevens, E. Montpelier, Vermont. (Washington Co.)

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Leavenworth City Kansas Jan. 11, 1863

My Dear Sister Rachel

Your letter came by the last mail.

I am glad to hear that James thinks of coming out here. I will pay him $25.00 per month & board.

I should think he had better bring all the clothes that he has suitable to work in [deleted[and[/deleted] as well as others. A supply of socks for next winter would not be amiss but I would not buy many clothes for future use. When does he think of starting?

Timothy was in about New Year's & will be in again sometime this week. Till then he will not get your letter. He was not quite as well as

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usual, but nothing serious was the matter I think.

We have a fine little black haired girl about three weeks old. Elizabeth is pretty well but is kept weak by sore nipples. The children, especially Abby are greatly delighted with the new acquisition.

Our winter is delightful, just like pleasant spring weather. In favorable situations the grass is green. We are afraid we shall not be able to put up ice for summer use.

If James would prefer it, I presume Timothy could give him a place with him but we should like to have him with us & I think the farm would be a better place for him but he can suit himself.

Farewell dear Sister. Our love to all

your affec'ate Bro.

[Jon?] H [Hazard?]

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