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Rockbridge Alum Springs: Letter from Burl Fretwell, 1854

Fretwell writes that Elizabeth and the baby feel better after a visit to the springs.

Franklin Fretwell Papers; 1819-1886, Accession #11296, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.

August 7, 1854
Dear Brother,
…All of my family is well at this time I brought Elizabeth & the baby home from the Alum Springs yesterday they are boath verry much improved Elizabeth says she feels better than she has done for 2 years she has got entirely clear of a cough she has ha for several years, we have had a great deal of sickness a mong the hands this summer of the bowel complaint and flux there was 2 deaths from it on this section one was a boy hired from Smith in Louisa the other was Munroe Carters oldest chile…
Your Brother,
Burl Fretwell

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