United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Bruen, Augusta Forrer--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women


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Dayton March 20th 1861 Dear Luther, Don't be uneasy about my senses, they have not left me; nobody but yourself need ever know that the enclosed letter was written. I got to thinking about the whole matter, and thought that I should be glad if you could through Calib Smith, let the President know something about our great friend; I thought till I could not help writing myself; then I laughed and concluded to send it to you any how you can have a good laugh at it and then burn if you please. Yesterday's letters were reread last night to my great comfort; you are just the deerest man in the world any how, and can write the best letters; there now, I defy the whole of woman kind to produce any better. Those two boy of ours are having a quarrel, and Robby is spitting with great energy. When I try to stop him he fiercely orders me to 'stop'; but when I insist he comes to be petted. I opened a letter from Mr. M. D Conway today, asking your opinion of his delivering a course of lectures here, about the halls &c. &c._ I have answered him for the present by telling him of your absence, and promised your attention to the matter on your return. I suppose we must give you up for this week; but indeed we must have another letter to make it all endurable. At least I thought Uncle said you could stay. Dear! dear! don't go away again. Life is not very long and I can't spare you hardly a minute; If I did not believe in another life I wouldn't either. I work away as hard as I can and try not to get 'Luther-sick but indeed I can't help it. All your fault so don't complain of me. There is Robby shaking his head at Frank and telling him he is 'mean'. He has learned ir from the older ones. Elize says that David was very much out of patience because hi Father expressed indifference on the chances of getting an office or not he said if that was the way he was feeling he wouldn't get one of course. So tell the gentleman he must rouse himself out of his apathy and work hard, as encounter his sins indignation. It is no use to try to write more for Robby is pulling at me and I must take him. Goodbye, dear, dear Husband Augusta



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