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Huff - Hylton families, Papers

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

Letter from Barbara E. Hylton in Floyd County, Virginia, to her husband, L. D. Hylton.

Apr24,1862(1) Apr24,1862(2)

Floyd Co Va

April 24th 1862

Dear Husband;

This time affords me the pleasure of witing you a few lines to inform you that I am well as could be expected, and all the rest of the family are well, and hopingthat these few lines may find you enjoying the same blessing. I take my pen in hand to answer your kind letter of 16 April, that I have just read, which gave me great satisfaction to hear that you was well. I can inform you that I have another Daughter, it was born April 17th. Nathan Hylton went for a Doctor, send the name that you choose that it shoould be called. Your Father and Brothers will do all they can to get our corn in: it will be a bad chance to get help from Samuel Weddle, for another of sons died the first of this week, and two more are sick. I want you to come home about harvest if you can. We have had no letter from Mathias and John since they left the Junction, we heard that they are at YorkTown, we heard that they had a fight, but that none of were hurt, and they were expected another battle shortly. I will send you the things that you wrote for, by Henderson when he goes. I would like to know if you have received the coat and socks that I sent to you by Col. Shelor. Eve Elizabeth Hylton is staying with me, and will stay till I get able.

Dear husband thou art kind and true
And every day I think of you
So my dear husband think of me
While many mile apart we be.


Yours truly

Barbara E. Hylton

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