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VIRGINIA E. B. REED: LETTER I

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VIRGINIA E. B. REED: LETTER I
Independence rock July th12 1846
My Dear Couzin I take this opper tuny to Write to you to let you know that I am Well at present and hope that you are well. We have all had good helth We came to the blue- the Water was so hye we had to stay thare 4 days - in the mean time gramma died. she be came spechless the day before she died. We buried her verry decent We made a nete coffin and buried her under a tree we had a head stone and had her name cutonit, and the date and yere verry nice, and at the head of the grave was a tree we cut some letters on it the young men soded it all ofer and put Flores on it We miss her verry much evry time we come in the wagon we look up at the bed for her We have came throw several tribs of indians the Caw Indians the saw the shawnees, at the caw viliage paw counted 20050 Indians We diden see no Indians from, the time we left the cow viliage till we come to fort Laramy the Caw Indians are gong to War With the crows we hav to pas throw ther fiting grounds the sowe Indians are the pretest drest Indians thare is Paw goes a bufalo hunting most every day and kils 2 or 3 buffalo every day paw shot a elk som of our compan saw a grisly bear We have the thermometer 102 - average for the last 6 days We selabrated the 4 of July on plat at bever criek several of the Gentemen in Springfield gave paw a botel of licker and said it shoulden be opend tell the 4 day of July and paw was to look to the east and drink it and thay was to look to the West an drink it at 12 oclock paw treted the company and we all had some leminade. maw and pau is well and sends there best love to you all. I send my best love to you all We hav hard from uncle cad severe times he went to california and now is gone to oregon he is well. I am a going to send this letter by a man coming from oregon by his self he is going to take his family to oregon We are all doing Well and in hye sperits so I must close yur letter. You are for ever my affectionate couzen
Virginia E. B. Reed
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