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glad to hear it, as it is certainly

much better than he has

done since the war.  I presume

before this time Miss Virginia

is no longer Miss, but has become

a Mrs. Do present my warmest

congratulations & best wishes

for her future happiness.  Miss

Sophy too I presume has

become one of those happy

ones, shall you see her present

also my congratulations.  Since I

last wrote, Miss Sallie Capers has

married a Mr. Stokes, Methodist

preacher, & a widower with Six

children, also Miss Mary C who married

a Rev Mr Thomason has been

left a widow with one child & I

hear very destitute.  Our family are

as usual, Sister [Joni?] & children with

Ma, Lewis is now engaged to a Miss

Perrin of Abbeville, a very nice lady.

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