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[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862] (Letter)

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he asks her to write longer letters with news of her and the children; his hopes for an end to the war in the spring; the shortage of physicians and why that makes it impossible for him to receive a furlough; the difficulty in receiving newspapers that have been subscribed to; news of the war; Abraham Lincoln's success in bringing people in west Tennessee to support the north; the difficulty in sending items home because he does not think they would get there; the sick making their way to the general hospital and a list of individuals who have died; his dislike for the people of Arkansas; the support of the people of Texas for the troops; the cost of wheat; his personal health; and his attendance at the funeral of Governor Jackson of Missouri.

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Fentress, David. [Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862], letter, December 10, 1862; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160250/m1/3/: accessed October 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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