Drusilla Roe Mosier
July 19, 1863

    the 19th 1863
  Newville July
Dear Father
          Haveing a few moments I attempt after so long a silence to answer yours of 24th april
          It now becomes my most painful necessity to inform you of the death of my Grandfather. His disease was a Billious ???? he was taken suddenly Ill on the 23rd of June and after a severe sickness of 12 days he died on the ninth day of July
          Our friends and relatives are all well. My health is good I was glad to receive your picture and am thankful to you for the same I think it resembles you very much with the exception of looking much older than I had expected Grand father thought it was perfectly natural and told me when I wrote I should send you his best respects I supose that you will be surprised when I inform you of the fact that I am married. I married a young man 22 years old of Newville De Kalb Co I formed his acquaintance while he was teaching our School during the past winter he enlisted in the army apr 11th 1861 was in the eastern army under Genl McClellan 13 mos. Was discharged at Washington City came home and enlisted in the army of Ky and was discharged from the service Sept the 9th 62. He is first Leut in the company of State Militia organized in Newville and is now raising a Co. of Soldiers for the six months servise.
          Uncle Norman sends his best respects to you and wishes you good health and a safe return But as I have nothing more of special interest to write I close hopeing you will accept my love and best wishes for your future welfare and that this unholy rebellion will soon cease and you be permitted to return safe home to you friends

write soon
          Drusilla L. Mosier

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