Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated
sent upon you I could watch & nurse you. but I am writing a gloomy letter full of my troubles, when I ought to be writing something to cheer you, who has so much more to endure than I have & who needs a letter full of loves sympathy & consolation instead of selfish repinings, but my husband I dont forget you, nor your trials, & my heart aches for you every day & I hope next time I write I shall be more cheerfull [sic], & I dare say I may. I expect that my not getting a letter to night did'nt [sic] make me feel the less blue, but I had no particular reason to expect one for I often dont get one untill [sic] Thursday night, but I was feeling very anxious about you. I fear you are not all well as you have been, do you suppose those bitters such as I need to take & sometimes give you some would do you good? perhaps they might give you an appetite. When I wrote Sunday I didnt think of going to New Haven Monday, but I knew Sherwood was going. & I thought if he would carey [carry] me I would go down & put the mon[e]y in the bank, so I sent down to see, he said he could carey [sic] me down but could'nt [sic] bring me back, so I went down with him & came home on the cars. I went to see Mr Hinsdale, I saw Mr Judd, he said he had'nt [sic] decided whether he should go out this week or not but if he went the last of the week he would write me a line I have'nt [sic] heard from him but if he goes I think I shall send you a small box, if I can get it to him I sent the hat by mail yesterday I hope you will get it, I had a little visit with Rebecca she is is'nt [sic] very smart, she has got a nice baby, she sent her love to you. Old Mrs Pardee is very low with the dysentery. Aunt Laura is going to watch with her to night she isnt expected to live through the night, Mr Warners folks had letters from Lyman last night he writes that, he had to go on a march & leave Wallace at [vertically at left and top of first page] a hospital & when he left him he was able to set up some he has seen some one that was at the hospital when he died, & they say that he only lived three days after he (Lyman) left him, & that the day he died, he was able to set up & be around & the Dr gave him something he called Brandy & & [sic] Wallace died in 10 minutes after taking it, if that is so, it would seem as if some fool of a Dr must have given him poison Mr. Warners folks feel dreadfully about it. I paid $3.25 ct for the work on the back lot to day I must bid you good night hoping this may find you in health & safety. I dont know whether to think you have moved or not. I wish you could move towards home much love & kisses your loving wife C A Burleigh [at right margin first page] if baby should be sick in the morning I will add a line [upside down at bottom of first page] To morrow is National fast. I hope the prayers of the good folks will be answered for the saving of the nation.