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Letter from Unidentified Individual to Captain J[ames] H. Callison.

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Birch River Dec 26/79 Capt J H Callison Dear Sir I received your letter yesterday, was surprised that a man of your standing in the community would let such nonsense ruffle your temper for a moment, and when I explain I hope you will banish your hard feelings forever, (if you have any) the last time I was at your house Cousin Bell asked me to write if only a Postal, the summer after we came here I studied with that nonsense and then concluded not to send it no person knew anything about it until last October when I [illegible] and Fannie was here, they said they were better pleased with our situation than they expected, to be,