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

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but thought strange that I would leave all my friends and settle in the woods among strangers I told them I would write a few lines and tell them what kind of neighbors we have, I told them I intended it for Cousin Bell, but had not sent it, Fannie put it in her pocket, and said she would send it to the printer, I told her she must not, but she might send it to Cousin Bell if she wished to, but I did not want it to go any further, after she went home she wrote back saying that Joe would take it to Staunton, we wrote that night positively forbiding it, she wrote back saying it had been sent to the printer, now I tell you honestly and sincerely that I meant no disrespect to any man when I spoke of the miserly Landholder I merely meant to impress the