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I'll try type it up sometime this week. I'm not going to guarantee that it is
100% accurate. Like I said it has been copied twice. In addition to the everyday human
errors there is the problem with trying to decifer handwritting. However, it is kind of
neat to have a letter that was written over 100 years ago.
Eldridge is Peter's son. His daughter was living in Navarro CA at the time that she
wrote the letter. On your list of Peter's children I saw a son named Eldridge who
died in Navarro CA.
In the letter she says that her "father was in the Civil War on the southern side and
MS Lenfest his brother was a captain in the Northern Army." I'm not sure how a
Maine boy ended up in the Confederate Army but she says that her father's brothers and
sisters are located in Nebraska and Iowa that is a bit closer than Maine.