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23 October1861
exact date of 23 of October 1861
day of the month 23 October 1861
calendar day - 10 of October year - 1861
month of Octoberdecade of the 1860s.
1800s century

To: Issac Work (Sir)

From: Mary Work
Bremen, Freefield County, Ohio.

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October 23rd 1861

Dear Isaac,

I have took my seat at this table this evening to answr the kind letters that you sent me a long time ago. Now Isaac I do really feel ashamed that I have not answerd your letters before this time. We are all well at this time and I hope this may be read by you enjoying good health. There has been sickness and death amount the friends this fall. The Friday Cousin Robert Work was burried. He had the consumption William Boland buried one of his sons. He died of sore throatm the dytherea has been very prevalent this summer and fall. Some partent have burried alll thier children. Little James Evans got his arm broken some weeks ago. It is well now I believe He was thrown from a horst and had it broken

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Now I must tell you what hs happened to Robert Black. A few days ago he went to the fair in Lancaster and he took our fames in with him. They went in the buggy and I do not know that he took anythign in to fair fbut as how he came home with a pervious. I cannot tell what you will call it. First, second as third but I presume we will call it the secon for it was nothing more than My ALexabder, He was married at to her that day in Lancaster. Her mother is very angry about it and all her brothers and sisters are angry also for the way she has acted and I do not blame them for being angry, They never thought or knew that there was anything between them until they heard they were married. Now Isaac I must go to bed and finish this tomorrow night so good night.

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October 23rd 1861

Now I must ry and finish this letter. Last Sabbath Julia Lett was married to Henry Adcock Rooster, I should have said but I did not. James was at the wedding, Samual Frank and Isaac Frive have gone to the army they left their homes here and went to Camp Denison that is near to Cincinnati. Now Isaac I tell you ther asome of the laides in the county have hight times talking on political matters. They go up high fast as high as they can and the fall below zero and cool off thier own enthusiasm. If I was talking to you about this time one year ago I would tell you those ladies are but as it is I will not mention any names. We received a lettere last eneving form brother A.E. Work. They were all well when he wrote and don't you think the old gentleman

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says that hewould like to see me coming in to his house. The best of all things to stay and eat apples andtalk. Now I wonder if I have sucj a kind friend in Indianna. Yes I believe that I have such an old friend and brother and I can tell you thant hthere is not one of them that wantes to see me any more than I want to see them. Now Isaac, John wrote a few words in your letter than you sent one last and you teo tell me for me that he must quit looking out of the window at the girls, for he will not make anything by not minding his book. He will be very apt to get old Alex pay if I have to pay hyim when I see him I will tell him what Jane said when she seen what he wrte in your letter. Now you know that I got your letter and you are waware that I asked you for a name and I did not get it. I am pretty good at guessing. My seeet is full and Aaron says goodnight,

Isaac L. Work Mary E, Work

Did you know: The word "inst" was a very commonly used abbreviation for the Latin "instante mense" meaning this month.

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