The first mail from the North reached us yesterday evening but brought no news from Pontiac

Joseph Culver Letter, January 8, 1863, Page 1

Mitchellsville, Tenn., Jan. 8th 1862

My dear Wife

The first mail from the North reached us yesterday evening but brought no news from Pontiac. I recd. a letter from Cousin Lucy Dunmire of Burbank, Ohio, being the extent of my mail matter.1 I hope, however, by to-day’s mail to hear from you.

I am quite well, & we are doing well. I sent a letter yesterday by a gentleman going to Louisville to be mailed, & hope you will receive all I have written in due time.

Hoping that God has blessed you all with health and happiness, & with much love to all, I subscribe myself in haste. Dear Mary, as ever,

Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver

  1. Cousin Lucy Dunmire was a niece of Martha Dunmire Culver, J.F.C.’s mother. []

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