Sept 16th 1863 )
Dear Mrs. Saunders - )
You of course know
of the engagement that has for two
years existed between your brother and
myself - And I wish ) now to ask
you to get for me a package of
letters that I returned to him when
for a short time our engagement was
broken off last August two years
ago. I know they are among his
papers at home for he told me
when last I saw him that he had
not distroyed them. I wrote to your
mother about them but have never
received a reply, am afraid my
letter was never received."
Mrs. Saunders you can grieve for him
as a brother, but although my whole
life was mapped on his love - yet the
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