The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912 Page: 161
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cloathes, out of fashion, not worn or much altered before the[y]
are worn but I will not despond, before I am disappointed and I
suppose that will be some time for I will not court any of the
Dear Girles before I make a fortune and if I come no better speed
than I have done heretofore, it will be some time, but I hope
before this reaches you, or soon after you will have it in your power
to inform me of your marriage to Miss N. Steele for when I left
Virginia I thot. it was not far off. I have not any news of im-
por ance to write you, people here are much-gratified at the restora-
tion of peace, and as we are all Republicans we do not think it is
a dishonorable peace, the officers of the army would as soon war
had continued, or the major part of them, as relates to me, I
would not want peace if I did not believe it was promoting the
happiness of the community at large, but at any time I am willing
to sacrifice my wish to the welfare of the Republic. please present
my warmest respects to your mother and all whom you Believe are
my friends I am sincerely your friend
[Addressed on reverse]
Capt. Alexander Campbell
Mr Ro. McEwen
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