A. J. Bruin




A.J. Bruin


Honey Grove Texas Nov. 1/’90 My beloved sister, [Lacy] come in a few minutes ago, and told [us] of the sad news contained in a telegram he had just received from Mr. Muir that our dear old brother was no more. The shock wholly unfits me for writing you everything like a letter now, but thinking it might give you, at least, a small degree of comfort, to get a line from me, at this particular time of your bereavement, I write you this short note. I can assure you that you have many who deeply sympathize with [you] here. I [will] not try to write any more now, and close by saying that we are [all] well now, but Julian, he has been quite sick for several days but is better now, had a Dr to see him twice. The [Nin]folks are all well as far as I know. No news from Sarah lately. Let me hear from you soon. As ever your brother A.J. Bruin Honey Grove, Tex I forgot to say that the old man McKenzie died [ ] last month. Jane was the only one of his grand children that got to [here] in time to see him die. Lacy was in St. Louis at the time.


Honey Grove, TX

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Resource Identifier

1890 Nov 1 A.J. Bruin to Sister

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