|Collection||Chapin A. Harris Family Papers|
|Title||Letter from Eliza Stewart to Amanda Clute|
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Letter from Eliza Stewart to Amanda Clute
March 3, 1862
Eliza asks Amanda why she has not written, but then says she knows she would have written if she were feeling able. Eliza herself has not written recently because she has had a lame hand. She is still feeling depressed since Chapin's death because she and Amanda are the last of her family, and looks forward to being reunited with them in heaven. The last they have heard of the family is a letter from Ozellah, which Eliza was very interested in. She passes along the news that Ozellah told them about various family members. She is glad Amanda's children are not in the army, as it would be hard for Amanda, and the country has enough soldiers to subdue the rebels. She says that there can't be more than a few weeks until the war is decided, and describes the desolation that the war has brought to the home front. Finally, she asks about Eliza's living situation and says she wishes that she lived nearer.
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