United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Bruen, Luther Barnett--Correspondence


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[1861 letterhead printed picture Philip & Solomons, Washington Smithsonian] Washington March 19th My Dear little daughter: Papa wrote you a letter a good many days ago and since then he has heard nothing from you. You can't write? Don't you wish you could? You have a nice slate and a good long pencil, so you can easily learn to write if you try. But you must first learn to read and spell. I hope mother will tell me when I come back home that you have been the very best little girl in all Dayton - that you have tried hard to say all your lessons well and to give Mother just as little trouble as possible. Tell mother to kiss you on my account and you may give Frank and Robby several kisses from me. Now I must say good night. Your dear Father [On envelope] To Sella Bruen



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