Civil War Love Letters: December 25, 1861

20, December 2011

If Miss Wilson would kindly accept the accompanying accept the accompanying trash - part of which came all the way from Paris, She would relieve my mind of a great relieve my mind of a great embarrassment, - "What to do with it, & confer a favor on

for ever more

December 25 imageHarper's Weekly, December 26, 1863. Missouri History Museum.


Kris Kringle presents his compliment to Miss Eliza M. Wilson and wishes here a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and many returns each more happy than the last 

He pencils the list of contents so that is can be rewritten and rearranged at pleasure

He acknowledges having committed a breach of trust when acting as messenger for Col. Billy Wilson (whose Photograph appears tomorrow) in the matter of the Three first Photographs, but begs for mercy and a personal hearing if his case promising never to do so no more

Seventh Heaven
Break O. Day 
Christmas 1861

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