Harry A. Varnell
Van Buren and Harrisin but as it is getting late I must close so good by your Friend Harry A Varnel Monday Morning Jan 26th, 63 Dear Friend I will scribbel a line in Harrys letter you will forgive me for not writing to you before. I have been sick and have my house to attend to keep one boarder. I had hoped to see Madison before this think I shall not untill summer. If you come to Chicago pleas call and see us. Mr Varnel is well and hard to work I hope he will try to be more steady than in other days. Oh may god help us to do our duty in the dear of sudend destruction. it is sickly hear. Small pox and fever. the weather is wet and disagreabel . I hope you are well and injoying yourself. Remember me John in your secret devotion that I fall not by the way Write soon My Respects to you and all our friends God bless you Good bye. Your Friend E. I. Varnell PS Chicago Ill.
1863 Jan 25
Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 19.0 cm
Reel 01, Image 0475
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