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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner
			
peace shall spread his balmy(?) wings(?) love this once happy 
country.  
Continue in an abiding faith that all will be well and that our 
last days may be our best: and that this cruel(?) absence may be 
remembered only to remind us of how our hearts then yearned for 
each other and pined as separation.  
Teach our children that next to the worship of God their highest 
duty is obedience to you and love of thier county.  Teach them 
what I have endured and what you have suffered that they might 
enjoy the blessings of  this the best government on earth. 
Teach them that the good old Star=Spangled  Banner is the emblem 
of freedom and tell them how I  love it and what I have  [not 
legible] for its sake.  
Teach them to avoid the fooleries of fashion and that the 
improvement and cultivation of the mind combined with christian 
graces is of infinitely more importance than all the gay 
trappings which the ingenuity of a sycophantic vain and selfish 
world can invent.
In your last  you spoke of McDaniel giving you ten dollars "all 
right"    Did Mrs. John Snook(?) give you nine dollars?
I send you a lock of my hair!  it is from

			
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Jacob Bruner Papers

Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner


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