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Creator: Unknown
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: 1860-1869
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Original Format: Document
Collection Number: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 15
Language: English
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Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 15
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Havens Letter: Information unknown 4, Page: 1

Havens Letter: Information unknown 4
Havens Letter: Information unknown 4

[Written upside down on top of Scan 1]

It is Seven o’clock, and high time they
was here. I must finish this letter now
and mail tomorrow. Do for goodness sake
answer in less time than 4 months. My
love to you and yours. from
Cousin Helen

[End]

We get letters from Carrie once_in_a_
while, oftener than I expected to, and
we are all glad to hear from her. Have
not heard from [illegible in original] or Cousin Eliza
in quite a while. Hear often from broth
er Charles & Cal Taylor has lately been to
see him. He is dealing in horses, started
last Sunday night for Boston with a
Car load for a man living there. Willie
and his wife are living at Fergus Falls
Otter Gail Co of this State. They sent us
some Christmas presents this winter. A
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Havens Letter: Information unknown 4
Havens Letter: Information unknown 4

[Written upside down across the top of Scan 2 and 3]

Friday eve. It is a dark cloudy night, threatens a storm of some kind.
William and Leroy went to Winona yesterday, and we are looking for them
every minute

[End]

pair of Brackets, his own make, two Au-
tograph Albums & a Primneer for Fred.
Santa Claus remembered us all, but
in a small way. Our men are very
busy getting out stuff from the woods
the fire wood, fencing for a hog pasture
and also a pasture for the sheep and
calves. (We have only three sheep but
they have got to be kept within bounds
Then William is going to put up a Bar_
rack for Hay, and is getting out timber
for that. We have three new milch cows
did have four, but sold one, after fat
ing her calf. That we sold for $5.00 and
the cow for $80.00. We expect to milk

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Havens Letter: Information unknown 4
Havens Letter: Information unknown 4

14 this summer. Not a very cheering
prospect I dont think. My plants
are nice, have done well all winter
and I have not lost one. Do you keep
any, and if so what kinds have you
got. I have some Crocuses blossomed
now. and some Tulips budded that Eds
mother sent me last fall. I prize them
very highly. Dear me! I am so sleepy
I cant write any more now.
Wednesday evening. I will write a few
in
lines ^ this letter. I received a letter from
[Asahel?] Austin tonight. They were all
well, except the youngest child. He
has been having the Scarlet Fever. [mark illegible in original]

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Havens Letter: Information unknown 4
Havens Letter: Information unknown 4

is not strong yet. Uncle Hart Cobb is
better than when [Asahel?] wrote before.
Arad Cobb. living in Missouri, talks
of moving to Colorado, to try and bet-
ter his fortunes. Freddie sends thanks
to [Lencia?] for that nice letter, and will
learn to write as soon as he can and
write back to her. says tell her he
wishes he could see her, for his Grand
ma says she was such a nice baby,
when she saw her. Say Leida! what
is up? Are you going back on what
you said about coming to see us. You
know you was to put off that boy bus_
iness, till after you had visited Min
nestota. I was judging when what you
said in your letter, but hope it is a mis
take

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