Mary W. Capers, at Charleston, South Carolina, to Elizabeth R. Braxton. 1866 June 29(?)

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but I felt since as the [?] of

April approached that you

would not let the day pass without

writing : Oh! how I longed for

your presence then : [?] have [?]-     

[?] me that I must feel the

soft pressure of your hand on

my head, your sweet eyes on

my lips & as my eyes rested loving-

ly on your face, to hear words of

comfort & sympathy that would

calm my agonized heart Yes

darling Sister, [?] I would

have been comforted in a very

great degree could it have been

pressed closer to your heart

& heard you whisper my Pet


            You will see by the heading

of my letter that I am on a visit

to my friends in our own loved


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"City by the sea" & I am anticipating much benefit

from it : Ma wishes me to go North, but will not

[?] it as I dread the trip & am so terribly opposed

to it : I am so much [petted?] here [it?] will be indeed hard


to tear myself away, but should the yellow fever visit

the City, I will be compelled to leave & in that

case will probably visit New York & New Jersey ;

Darling Sister I long to see you with an intensity beyond

description & live in fondest anticapations of realizing my

desire before very long : take good care of yourself for I

often make myself miserable by fancying that you are

sick : & now, one favor to ask & I will trouble you no

more for the present: Please write very very soon to

your own Pet


(Direct to Care of Mr. [W?] [J?] Robinson Charleston S. C.)

A thousand, thousand kisses