In the letter Cooke discusses money that his grandson has sent him (which he has not received), and he explains that he will be unable lend Edward anything: "...I am in debt at present and probably shall be till some favorable turn takes place...My...
In the letter he discusses the death of his grandson, Edward (Elizabeth's nephew); the effects of winter weather in the area ("We hear almost daily of broaken [sic] hips - legs - & arms occasioned by falls on the ice"); clothes that he needs; and...
Joseph H. Hall is the son of William Terrell Hall, grandson of Dixon Hall, Sr., and thus cousin of Bolling Hall. In the letter Joseph asks Bolling to help his brother, James, secure a transfer to the company in which his brothers are serving: "he...
In this letter to his grandson, Frank sends news of family and friends. Most of the letter, however, gives anecdotes and memories about notable figures from Frank's career, particularly General Douglas MacArthur.
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