The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 460
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it. Take good care of yours. Claud will be home presently-I don't
think there can be any doubt of his getting back-people are coming
through every day. His money will surely last him through. He will
be with you before long. You must send him out to rusticate awhile
with me when he comes-Travelling wont cost much if you buy State
scrip. The R. R. takes it as specie & it only costs I think 7. for one.
confed. I shall expect to see you this fall-Mrs C gives you a very
pressing invitation to stay with her She thinks you ought to come.
What shall I say to my little ones. My little menl my little girls too.
They cant know how much Pa thinks about them-how much he
loves them-how happy he is to hear that they are well- so good
my little boys you say are so good & kind to each other. Thank God-
I hope my daughters are not less so-I will send Edith something of
the kind she wants. but I think the best plan is to cut the hair off
close if it is falling out badly. It will grow out by the time I make
money enough for her to turn out onll " " Dont think I am over
polite to the Yankees What I do is simply professional courtesy 8&
there is no danger of their understanding it in any other light. Edith
is too savage. I am very busy with one matter & another. and I am
glad of it. about 40 in Hospital. I am getting along very well I think
-am getting used to the life Perhaps I will get fond of it-Who
knows? Well Good night Dr Wife-God bless you all & bring us
together again-Yrs-E A Pye.
Dont address Surgeon Pye-Asst Surg. or Dr Pye in charge &c-
P. S. in reading your letter over it appears to me that you must
[have] misunderstood mine in regard to your horse trade-I am
sorry that you did not make the trade. It annoys me
Beaumont Augt 21, 1864
Your letters! Here they are altogether-All at at once-Well thank
God-I am relieved from a great weight of anxiety. I dont think I
have ever been so anxious before. Your last letter tells me of the
sickness of my little boy Harry He must have been very sick from
what you say. I am thankful to Dr B.-You must tell him so if you
see him-Which I hope you may not at least in the way of his
I am so happy to hear that my little boy has not been sick again
and has been [so?] brave and good. I don't think there is any
danger of spoiling him-I am not sure that petting is so bad after all
-& Charley too how did he stand it? You dont say-but the fact is I
can hardly recollect all you do say. I have hardly had time to read
your letters I must write to Night as the train goes in the morning
early. I must not put off any thing that must be done, for I can
never calculate on my time an hour ahead-so I will finish this &
write again in a day or two-I cannot find words Dearest Wife &
children to express to you how glad I am to night-What a dark cloud
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