Mary W. Capers, at Camden, South Carolina, to Elizabeth R. Braxton. 1866 September 13-1867 November 12

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forded ; How did you enjoy your visit dearest

Sister? Tell me all about it & about your own

sweet self: how often you thought of your Pet

&c &c : An all-wise Providence has seen fit

to take from us, our little darling Johnie

Braxton, but we cannot grieve that there is

one more added to the home-circle above, for

we feel that "our loss is his gain" : There is still

one little babe that bears your family name

dear Bettie, for my Sister has named her

youngest daughter Annie Braxton, & she begs

me to say that the name was prompted by

a feeling of gratitude for the many happy

hours my idolized Brother spent in your own

dear house : Ma sends most heartfelt love &

says she loves you more & more, each time

she thinks of you : I waft you a good night

kiss, would that I could throw my arms

around you, & give it to you with my lips :

dearest, sweetest Bettie; my own Sister, do

write very soon to

                   Your Pet