Letter #25 December 17, 1866: James to the Rescue!

This is the first letter that we have seen from James Kaine aka Keane (John Kaine's brother) since he wrote to tell his Aunt Bess about his marriage 8 years ago in 1858. Link to post: https://acompellinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/22/letter-6-november-16-1858-the-cake-is-in-the-mail/ Since then, James has been working as a store clerk in Clinton and three of the eight children…

Letter #20 February 17, 1865: Let Me Take You on a Sleigh Ride

The last letter I shared from Ann's husband, James Fraser to Aunt Bess was written in 1862 when he was a newly wed. https://acompellinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/letter-9-march-30-1862-anns-man-has-no-news As previously, James is brief in his communication but he gets his point across in this letter in his rather formal and flowery way of writing, "we were led to believe…