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Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated

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second hand's [sic] are gone past, & all, & one of the other hands, I don't see how they need to have been lost so, he said you wanted to have me get it repaired. I will try, & do so when I have an opportunity, that is, if it isn't going to cost more than the watch is worth, he said you had another one, you had got in trade some way, I cant divine what you had to trade off. I felt disappointed in more ways than one to hear you had left, we Aunt Sarah & I was going to send on a bbl [barrel] this week full of stuff. I was going to send you a good warm comfortable to keep you warm at nights. You say you are glad you are going where it is warmer, but I am afraid it wont be so well for you. I should rather trust you in a mountainous region to winter if it was cold than in a swampy one, for I would try & send you things to keep you warm, but I fear I could not do any thing to prevent your inhaling the disease you would be likely to, among the swamps. I am sorry I cant send you some dysentery drops, & Jacobs pills, Joe has some of the drops I guess so if you should want any, go to him. I put up quite a quantity, & some pills in the box which went in the Capts trunk, have you used them all, or did you forget them? I will send some, the first chance I have. I will send one or two postage stamps, in this letter. I happen to be about out now, I will send some more soon, I hope I shall hear soon whether you are alive & well. I do hope you wont have to go into battle, I should think if you have to march 70 miles, that you would all be tired out, & half dead, & certainly ought to have a chance to rest. It is impossible for me to conceive how you can endure it any way, but I hope & trust you may have strength given you, equal to what you have to preform [perform]. It is a sad time we know that there is a terrible battle raging (Uncle Orrin had a paper with him last night, printed yesterday, with the account of the Saturdays battle) & we know that if our friends are spared, that there will be thousands killed & thousands suffering worse than death, & the sounds of mourning will be