A.L.S. March 9, 1890. �Sister� [Roxana Chapin Gerdine] to �My Dear Sister� [Emily McKinstry Chapin]. Home [West Point, MS]. 4pp. Note: Part of the last page continues onto the front of the first page.)
I would send you his letter but Chapin has it in his pocket. Tom loved you so much and it was one of his dreams to get well & go back to see Aunt Emily & family. Love to all Sister)
Home March 9/90
My dear Sister"
I am in such grief & trouble that I hardly know what to write. Tom died on Wed morn March 5th at 9 A.M. he had not seemed to be feeling any different up to a few days before his death. he had walked about the yard even to the night previous, attending to the little duties as usual but two weeks ago to day he came home from church & said he felt so weak while in church he did not know as he could get home alone. however he did not complain particularly until bed time he said he was going to die before morning & would I please stop the clock so he would not know how time passed. I did not encourage him in his nervousness as I supposed it was but gave him
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