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Fragment of a letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her son Corwin Pottenger Rees. The beginning of the letter has been lost, but the parts that are available are about life in the Naval Academy. Corwin has made friends there and speaks of fun…

Letter is addressed to a dear friend, but does not specifically say who that friend is. The letter is short, most likely missing its last pages because there is not name signed at the end of it. The letter itself talks about the celebrations that…

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 a brother and sister of the Rees family back in Ohio. The letter is from their brother Willard Hall Rees who has recently moved to Butteville Oregon from Ohio. Willard apologizes for not writing sooner, but is healthy and in…

Letter addressed to a brother of the Rees family, but neither the author of the letter nor who the letter is to be mentioned. The letter talks about local gossip in Butteville. Then the letter cuts off and switches from March to December and talks…

Letter addressed to Amanda Rees from her husband Willard Hall Rees expressing his love and longing for her. Willard has been away from Amanda and their children and wishes to return to them. He explains that his illness is better, but not completely…

Letter addressed to Dave to update him on the life of the man who had written the letter. There is no name signed to this letter, but this man talks about his personal life and his religious beliefs. This is one item from the Rees Family…

Letter addressed to David Austin Rees notifying him that he has been drafted as a first lieutenant by the command of Brigodier General Lightburn of the Union Army. This is one item from the Rees Family Correspondence Collection, which includes many…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her son Corwin Pottenger Rees, who is currently serving the Union during the Civil War. Had just arrived in Nashville where they found Hood's army drawn in front of their lines threatening the city. Corwin…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees, but because the last pages of this letter were lost there is no way of telling who it is from. The letter states that the author’s nephew is recovering from the swelling of his limbs and is expected to be okay.…