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Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: November 21, 1862
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Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003155
Collection Number: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Language: English
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Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862
Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862

Head Quarters [illegible in original] Hamilton
Near LaGrange. Nov 21st 1862
Miss Emma.
I received your kind note
through the hands of Mark. and was glad
to learn that you, took no offence of my
writing to you. “Although a Stranger”
You Said
you had often heard of Loss. Hawkins. I hope
you have not taken any wrong view of his
character although he was once Hung,
yet he Still lives. and a cousin to Your Mark.
In your letter you wished me to inform
you what my Young Lady’s name was I can
inform you very quick. her name is Miss
Fannie [Swain?]. a Sister to the young Lady
Mark Once flirted with. I wish you would
write and inform her what kind of a
fellow I am. As She dont know. I have
only been with her about four Years or [illegible in original]
[line illegible in original]
In regard to the
Southern Girls not troubling Mark is Entirely
out of the question, if you could only See
them flock. arround him when he goes
out after Sweet Potatoes. and Chickens.
Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862
Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862

they call him “Lieut Flowers of the first Regulars”
He is one of the best Men we have got
for the purpose of what we call “confistticuting
Reble Hen Rousts.” You See he will go into
the house and talk with the young woman
while the rest of the boy’s gets what they
can find and if they dont look out he
will take all the Knifs and forks he See’s
“laying loose or Spoons.” He is what I call
a getting rather tuff, I think you had
better talk to him a little about it. or
he may end his day’s on the Gallows. As
did his cousin Loss Hawkins.
You Say you wish me to take good care
of your Mark. I will try and do So. And
if Every thing goes on all Wright. as I
Said before I will return him to you in
about one year. Then perhaps you may
See me and I hope you will be easy
on me in giving me my Curtain Lecture.
In regard to my knowing anything about
you and Mark while he was ever in Michigan
is intirely out of the Question.
I dont know
of any more to write about at presant So
Good Bye
From Your Friend W.D.Hawkins
Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862
Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862

Write Soon
Dear Dear Emma.
You see
what that “[illegible in original]” Cousin
has written.
He is a good boy
but one of the most pesters
you ever saw. If he can only
plague any One in fun
he is perfectly delighted _ But
I think you can [illegible in original] your
[illegible in original] with him.
Deloss speaks
of sleuthing _ We forage on
the Enemy _ This is Our
Orders.
Charlie is bossy this
after noon & can not write –
will soon I presume.
We
are sent almost daily
into the Country for for-
age We have grand times
Sometimes _ we are in
danger of being “Gobled” _ For
we go near the Enemy often

Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862, Page: 4

Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862
Mark Flower Letter: November 21 1862

I can think of nothing more
to write.
Deloss told you the
truth as regards his girl. She
is very much of a Lady too
No More
I Remain
Your Own
Mark
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