This letter is from L.A. Campbell announcing to the Amphictyon Literary Society, the death of his brother, one of its members. Edwin D. Campbell has enlisted in Co I. 42nd Illinois Infantry on 14 August 1861 and died on 1 November 1863 of disease....
Will Carleton's offer for a full account of the teacher's institute has been declined by the Detroit Advertiser but several lines, indicating in particular, the names of the participants would be useful to the paper
William Rinehart writes to Will answering his questions about teaching in the upcoming term. There is a discussion of the text books to be used and a suggestion with the new schoolhouse, it is time to have new texts.
Asher tells Etta that she misunderstood his last letter. He would not dishonor the graves of brave men merely to have peace, he would rather die himself. He gives her the news he is to have another amputation on his leg.