Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated
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were more used to them, than they would be to gun's; he said he should say to them "Shoulder hoe's" Present hoe's I should think I had written about enough for one night. I guess you will think so before you get it read. I am not going to seal it untill [sic] morning because I shall want to tell you how baby does; She has worried for you today. she says "Papa come see baby" then she will say "Papa gone camp", she says she is "Papa's darnie [darling] littie [little] girl". She is a darling; I hope she may be spared to me ; Good night Dearest. Thursday Morning Our dear little one, I hope is better, she rested better last night, did not vomit through the night. I can think of so much more that I want to say, that I am just in trim to write you another long letter this morning, but I guess you would like to be excused from much more this time. About that tax due Dennis; shall I take pains to see him & pay it, or shall I wait for him to call? I see I shall have to be very prudent, or I shall not make out to get that 1,00 [sic] into the bank, but I am bound to, & shall; if we are not sick, dont you trouble yourself. I have'nt [sic] had to spend much yet the meal for pig was the most, & shall do well enough unless the bills all come in, before I get more. I guess they wont. Great idea I think to subscribe so much as you men did for the Capt's sword, for Sherwood says that they got one for him that did'nt [sic] cost near the mon[e]y raised. Mother sends a deal of love, & so do I, & baby begs to ["see"?] Papa" half the time, & that the Lord may sheild [sic] you from all danger & bring you safe home, is the most ernest [sic] prayer of your devoted wife Carrie