Letter from M.S. Putnam, dated 1862-06-04

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Horace & Howard both will want their love sent to thee. I am feeling very well. I hope thee is well - do have a good time & not worry one bit about home - for there is no need of it. Lizzie gets along nicely with the cheese - she has conquered the mice. I wrote to thee the 30th - [?] sent Timmy's & Ann's letters, directed it to the Home - Hope thee got it safely. Think we shall surely hear from thee tomorrow.

As always a great deal of love from

thy Mary.

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East Montpelier. 6th mo. 4th. '62

My own dear mother,

We were quite disapointed not to get a letter from thee last night, but conclude thee is well or we should certainly have heard from thee. I have still to record the continued good health of thy [underline]children[/underline] at home. We have heard nothing more from dear Willie - thot we should also hear from him last night - soon as we do hear will send the letter to thee. Isaac did not see him - he had forgotten the name of the hospital. Harrison's funeral was not till yesterday. The corpse was not

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fit to be seen. The largest collection of people we ever saw to a funeral here. There were seven different ministers in the pulpit - Elder Smith preached the sermon. They concluded at last to bury him beside Bettie. There were eighty teams went by here in the procession - or connected with it. Isaac could find out nothing comparitively about his last moments - he lived but a few hours after getting to Wash. The lady who took cae of him on board the transport had gone back. I. found his watch and Bettie's daguerrotype, but his revolver overcoat & valise were gone. Uncle T. is about [underline]so[/underline] - has rode out once - will be

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threatened with those crazy spells - but aunt P. will tell him he must [underline]not[/underline] go to acting so - & he will calm off and come right out of them. She is better than when thee went away. Cousin Tammy was to the funeral yesterday - also Abbie Blanchard [underline]she[/underline] calls herself [underline]well[/underline] - They fear David Wing can live but a little while for the last week has been unable to ride out. The Bancroft woman full as comfortable. Thomas says they get along nicely. All like Elsie. Thomas & George were two of the bearers. Melissa has gone "visitum" - Pat's sister is here - get along nicely.

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