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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner
I made a grand mistake while writing this letter.  I had as 
supposed but one sheet of paper instead of two consequently I 
have written half a page on one sheet and two pages on another!  
Oh well I will tear off the half sheet and send them together.  
You will I know forgive me for it is just like me you know.
I do not know what I would do without a wife.  When I was at home 
you know I used to tell you I could not get along without you and 
if I did not have you I would get you.  How I wish you were here 
to kiss Old Dan Tucker on my lips as you used to do.  That would 
be better and sweeter music to me than Rebecca's Dulcimer!  
But there is no one now to kiss me or brush back my hair.  There 
is no gentle hand now lain up on my brow no gentle encouraging 
voice of a kind and christian wife to soothe my troubled spirit 
when the world vexes me!  Did I say there is not?  There is and I 
will be at her side before many months.  But --- stop I dream

Good bye

J. Brunner 

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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner


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