Jul/Aug 2014 Nonfiction

The Holt Letters, Letter Seven

Presented by David Ewald

                                My Dear Son

and soldier boy I now addres
you a few lines and informe
you of the gratitude I feel towards
the Creatore for the preservation of
your life through the perrils which you
have passed since I wrote you last.
I cannot express it in writeing or in
words. I notice in your address to me
which I last reed which was the 8th
of this month you expressed a conviction
of the kindness of God in your escape
from death. It was of the utmost pleasure
to me to learn of your escape in safety
at that time and likewise for your
acknowledgement to the God of our Salvation
in these perilous times. But whilst
we are spaired let us press with vigor
on in the great work before us with
out faltering or fear there is a great
work begun and it must be performed
or we must loose our nationality
which would be worse to me than death it
would be in my humble opinion even
so to the generations who are comeing after
with there views upon the subject



This letter was enclosed with Henry's later reply (Letter Eight) and was presumably dated September 21st, 1862.


Previous Piece Next Piece