New Castle [?]: April 26, 1955.
Single leaf (24 x 20.5 cm.), one leaf (text on one side only, approximately 175 words). A light and touching correspondence from an absent husband (perhaps in the military or in some sort of work camp environment) to his absent wife; a nice glimpse of mid-19th century relations. “Wesley” reassures his wife, “Mary” “We get along firstrait I am first cook and Josh is dishwasher and milk maid and so you need not be uneasy about us starving as long as the meal and midlings last.” He gives further evidence of his expertise in the kitchen (at the expense of outdoor work), noting “I can’t bake the flower I can cook the rice and eggs tho,” and closes with the sentiment “make your self easy about us until you can leave there altho I would like to be with you. My Dear be faithful and watch and pray and encourage your Father all you can take good care of James and kiss him for me.” No envelope, and no hints as to which New Castle (Del., Ohio, Penn., or Indiana). Very good.