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Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees notifying her of her deceased son, David Austin Rees. David Austin Rees was a first Lieutenant for Sherman's army during the Civil War and was killed during a battle at Kennesaw Mountain. On the back of the letter…

Transcript of letter addressed to Elizabeth Stout Rees from David Austin Rees's commanding officer about his death during battle. This letter was transcribed sometime after the 1970's, but the original letter is not accounted for. This transcript has…

Letter addressed to Willard Hall Rees from his neighbor Dave Crawford. Dave is updating him on the current life events happening in his life and the boy his wife and him are watching for a short time. This is one item from the Rees Family…

Letter addressed to Thomas Clayton Rees from his neighbor David Crawford. The letter is for the neighbors to get to know each other, so David stars out by introducing himself and his wife in the letter. David describes himself, what he does every day…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from James F. Griffin who is writing this letter from Chicago. James is Elizabeth's brother and had originally written her letter to her father regarding an advertisement for the heirs of the Griffin family. James…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Griffin (Rees) from her cousin S. M. Griffin notifying her that she has recently moved to Springfield, Ohio and would like to meet up. S. M. Griffin hopes to reunite with Elizabeth since now she lives closer to her than…

Letter to Elizabeth Rees from her cousin Sue from Delaware. Sue writes this letter reminding Elizabeth all the great memories they shared as children; each memory vividly retold in the letter. Sue also writes about her current life, but misses her…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her cousin Mary Maria Linn who has had poor health the last year. She writes a short letter talking about the family in Pennslyvannia and happy for the good health of most of her family. She unfortunately has…

Letter from Thomas Marim, was addressed to friends which is most likely the Rees family. Thomas lives in Delaware still, where the Rees family is originally from before moving to Ohio. Recently Thomas has sold part of his farm and Thomas A. Rees had…

Letter addressed to Willard Hall Rees from Robert Newell. Robert is an old friend of Willard's and recently has been traveling. He tells Willard about his visit to Oregon and how beautiful he thinks it is wishing to visit again soon. Robert is…