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Casebolt- Cochran 1864
Posted by: Virginia Date: November 12, 2000 at 20:21:51
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Does anyone recognise Joseph Casebolt or names in his letter to Geo. S. Cochran in (probably Pocahontas) W.V. Any help or
suggestions will be appreciated.

Keithsburg Murcer County Illinois
Febuary 19;. 1864

Dear Sun I now take my pen in hand to in form you that we are in tolerable good helth at presant hoping those few lines ma find
You all injoying good helth I resieved your letter yeterday I was glad to here fom you and sorry to hear of your bad fortun but
you are not a lone that trbbel but cum here git on cars come to Chicago fom thare cum to the
o---- okey fum Sien fum wth the river to Keithsburg whic is 12 miles then you are in 7 miles of our house I think thare wood
danger cum mig this spring flour is worth $7 60 pur barrel corn is worth fom 50 to 75 Cts potatoes 40 toS0 Cts cows from $16
to 25 dollas par head horses from $50 to one '$100 dollars Pork 6 to t0 Cts per pound wages is good here from $20 to $26
dollars per mounth if you no in ny thing about Father Casebolts family rite to us. G H faselett died in the army at gatlin tin ten nes
see Ophlies Ann is married a sehand time her first husband's name was Smith Presant name Knox tha live in two miles of us She
has one Sun by Smith his name Andrew Jackson. Joseph has-bin almost
bIind for three yeas but now can see to work fome here and you can due well cum to Keithsburg and inquire for us and any
murchant can tell

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whar we live rite to us as soon as you git this and tell whether you can cum this spring or not if you can ris enough to bring you
hur you soon make enough to live upon. I hope you will excuse my SpelIing wrght soon good by

from Joseph Casebolt and
to georg S Cockran and family

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