This letter from Lauraette LaFleur to her son Chauncey give him news of the family and comments on farming but the real purpose of the letter is to give him advise on the best way to lead a young man's life.
Simon Hadley writes of home and missing those who are there. He mentions the kind gift of food from home which they are enjoying. He mentions the gift of a housewife. This was a sewing kit used to keep a soldier's uniform in good order.
Hubert Smith writes this letter in response to a letter of Asher LeFleur. After the amputation of his leg, it is a real concern as to how Asher will be able to earn a living. Smith suggests that farming would be too hard and perhaps Asher should...
John Carleton writes to his son about the visitors to their house, including one to departed heading to Hillsdale College. Another visitor left gallons of molasses. He also discusses the his health and that of Will's mother.
In 1864, an umarried man of 29, N. W. Bassett ( Nehemiah W. Bassett) left Hudson and went south to work for the U.S. Army. He reports on camp life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His connection to Hillsdale College is unknown and how this journal...
In this newsy letter to her father, Mary Ann Carleton speaks of her life in Albion, describing visitors and giving news of friends. Of special interest is a mention of a couple recovering from smallpox
Hubert Smith is glad to have received a letter from Asher LaFleur and describes the work he has been doing on the farm. He has determined not to stay on the farm past autumn as he believes he has not the constitution for farming.
Soldering; mail; Military camps; Military life; Guards; Wounds & injuries;
Simon Hadley makes it very clear in this letter how important it was to received letters from home. He discusses camp life and writes about the movement of the company. He also mentions an unname soldier who had two fingers shot off.