Baker, George W. – October 21, 1853

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 1st Michigan Infantry Battles Mentioned: Historical Figures: Canton Oct the 21 1853 Dear Cousin as we received your kind letter I will try to answer it we are all well Clit is so she is around quite well so we toock her over to her sis- ters last thuresday & Adellbert has gon to the north whare Willie is so that leaves us with but 2 children at home quite unlike the family we had where you was here if it had bin like this we could have taken some comfort I am glad you got home all right am glad your family was protected while you was gon how many blessings we receive more than we disurve I miss my boy very much but I must learn this great lesson to give up yess give up all & [ ? ] it in the hand of the father of us all I have bin to Sabbat School & Church & feal as if life would be very dreary wit hout it oh that all might feal the nesesity of these mearly of grace it is real cold after having such a nice rain Mr Fuller has sold out & drawn writings & received 2000 dollars is to give posession the first of april the neighbors & friends are all well give my love to all that I know in that place I must close from your true frien in the lord Hillcole & Cousin in the flesh Hila Cole