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Nurse Ruth Beery: Correspondence with Next of Kin (Letter 43)

204-5 ave west
Decatur ala
April 6. 46

Capt Ruth Berry
Dear friend Ruth a few days a go
I Receieved (Received) your most kind letter in regard to my
son Raphel I have been in Calif all winter and
some how this letter was not forward to me and I did
not receieved (receive) it untill [until] I got back home. It was so
kind of you to give me this information for I did
not know very much. I do not want to ask you
any thing you can not tell me but you know how
a mother feels they want to know as much as they
can and if you can tell me any more a bout (about) his
last hours if he knew any thing or said any thing
after he was brought to the Hospital I know the
nature of his wounds A friend was wonded (wounded) with
him I heard but I have never been able to see this
boy It was a great loss to ous [us] to lose Raphel any time
that you can tell me any more I will surly (surely) thank
you. And if you should ever be in Decatur look
ous (us) up I have moved here recently yours truly

Mrs Sally Parker
204 5 ave west
Decatur Ala

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Box/Folder: 33/046

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