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R.R. McCORMICK, W.H. CALLENDER,
Of late firm of A. & McC. With late firm of A. & McC.
Office of McCormick & Callender,
Nos. 211 & 213 SOUTH WATER STREET.
Chicago, August 31 1864
My dear Wife
I once more Sit down to write to you
and I may as well say Sit down for I cannot
stand I have met with an accident at the Store
by which my right foot is disabled and I have been
unable to work since Monday - a barrel of Oil fell
on my foot bruising it severly in fact the worst
bruise I have received in my life it may be a
week before I shall be able to work again.
Mr & Mrs Dell tell me your father is in town I
asked them naturally what he had to say
Dell would tell me nothing from which I inferred
it was nothing complimentary to myself
Mrs Dell told me he spoke uncharitably of me.
Now Celia there is no use of you or your
parents acting so towards me I am doing the
best I can and what more can you expect
of me if you are my wife why do you not
help me all the peace I get or have had
Since you left me is that which comes from
the consciousness of my own rectitude, how
long are you going to be so estranged from
me, in no letter have you written me one word
of encouragement or given me a ray of hope