Mary W. Capers, at Camden, South Carolina, to Elizabeth Randolph Braxton, at Ingleside, Virginia. 1865 March 10

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                 Camden SC Mar 10th


            Could Miss Bettie have

been near when her letter was

handed to me and while I perused

it, she would have been satisfied

with its welcome, for I was almost

as glad as if it had borne the

signature I love best of all others

on earth; viz Bro' Johnie's: my heart

aches so at the thought of bidding

him "good-bye" that I can scarcely

write, but I cannot let him return

to Virginia without an answer

to your very sweet note and will

therefore make the attempt, hoping

that you will peruse it with a