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Papers, 1803-14, 1858-82, 1975, n.d., Ms1998-001


Letter from Samuel Slusher in "Camp Near Dalton Ga," to his cousin Barbara E. Hylton, telling her about Lorenzo Hylton's death in Marietta, Georgia.

Camp Near Dalton Ga

February 15th/64

Dear Cousin

This morning This morning I Seat my Self to drop you afew lines. I regret to tell you that David Willis received a letter yesterday stating that your husban Lorenzo D. Hylton died the 13th _____ at Marrietta Ga he stated that he seam to be doing well unell two or 3 days before he died when he was taken worse and got worse untill he died I was so in hopes he would get will but alas he had to pay the debt that we all owe and will hav to pay Some day or other let us be at home or abroad and if we air prepared to to meet our god a great exchange it is I hope he was prepare for death he was always studdy while in camp and bore the hardships of a Soldier patiently____________ man could there ___________ he is at rest and if so he is much better of than we air in these low grounds of Sarrow So we ought not to grieve after him as the will of god must be done but try to prepare our Selves to met our god when he sees fit and proper to call us from time to eternity be ready then to go.

I am well and hope these few lines may find you and your little family well so as I hav no other more to write I will close give my love & best respects to all my near and dear relations round you ______ only remain your cousin Samuel Slusher

To Barbra E Hylton


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