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Letter addressed to Olivia Rebecca Rees from N. W. Carroll catching her up on local politics. Carroll talks about the adjourned meeting to allow the Democrats to have a chance to attend the convention. Carroll hopes that Olivia will write back soon…

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 addressed to Olivia Rebecca Rees from her brother Willard Hall Rees updating her on his life for the past sixteen years. Willard comments on the politics going on during this time, but focuses mainly on describing Oregon to his sister, Olivia.…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees, mother to Raymond Ringhold Rees, updating her on her son's life in Oregon. Raymond starts the letter by stating he has nothing interesting to tell her, but feels as though he should write to her because that is…

Letter was addressed to Olivia Rebecca Rees, who at the time lived in Ohio, from her brother McDonough Bainbridge Rees, who lived in Oregon. McDonough had recently returned from the mines and was just now having the opportunity to respond to all his…

Letter was addressed to Mr. Chack from Sewell Green Rees updating him on the foolish politics he had witnessed that day. Sewell lives in Oregon; he had just been to the Oregon Senator's speech and had left with some strong opinions. Sewell states…

Letter was addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her son David Austin Rees from Memphis, Tennessee. He is currently waiting to see if the rebels will possess the city, or if they should move on with their travels. David talks of rumors every day that…

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 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 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…