Mark Flower Letter: March 11 1863


Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: March 11, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003167
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: March 11 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: March 11 1863
Mark Flower Letter: March 11 1863

Office Commissary of Subsistence,
Memphis, Tenn., March 11th 1863.
My Own Promised Bride.
Your letter
came to hand two or three days since
I should have answerd before but
have been waiting for my Photograph to
send you.
Darling do you like it? Is
it natural? Every one say’s it is. Dearest
when I wrote you before I expected some
to visit you as I was going to Saint Louis
on business _ after every thing was arranged
for me to go _ An Officer from Col. Harris
Chief Commissary from Saint Louis
arrived _ who brot. the necessary papers
and evidence which I was going for
However I some expect to visit Au-
rora dear One some time this summer.
I have Just received letter from
my mother _ she and my oldest Sister
are going to visit Aurora this summer
and wish me to meet them there _ in
which event my darling Emma. I
will visit Chickaming – perhaps acc=
ompanied by “Delia” _ Dear Girl you
would love her. and I am sure
Mark Flower Letter: March 11 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: March 11 1863
Mark Flower Letter: March 11 1863

she could not help loving you
At all events she could not
help it, were she any like her worthy
Oh! Emma words cannot
express my deep heart felt love for
you. You are so true so good
and noble. You are worthy any true
man’s deepest affections. dearest do
not doubt my true love will you dearest
I hope you will be well dearest after
this I am sure you have been quite
sick some of the time. Please excuse
the brevity of this letter. It is all I could
write this time.
Will try, and write more
soon. We are very busy in this office
I hope your Mother is still well.
Emma I always loved your mother.
She always seemed so kind and amiable
But now I love her Dear Daughter
more than, all the world
Answer Soon
I Remain
Your Own
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