Monday, February 28, 2011

1862 July 31 Letter to Sarah Blain (3705) from William Chandler (3562)

Letter written in ink on one side of a folded sheet, dated July 31, 1862. The paper has a printed eagle with a flag, sitting on a rock and bearing the inscription “The Constitution and the Law.” The letter is from William Chandler (3562) to his niece (3705).

The top of page 1 contains the following printed poem:

Raise our starry banner high,
Spread its folds against the sky,
‘Neath it let us fight or die,
Our Union to preserve.

May it long triumphant wave,
Symbol of the free and brave.
And every traitor find a grave,
Who would from duty swerve.

July 31st 1862

Dear niece (3705),

We are all well and getting along well enough. We received your letter of the 21st on the 25th. If your health is improving I think you had better stay a while. If you need some more money, write to me and I will send it in a letter. Write and let us know how you are getting along.

William Chandler (3562)

Harriet Pepper is at our house now.

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