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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok to Lydia Hickok

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Sep the 28th 1856


Dear sister you requested me to write to you I returned to the [XXXXX] yesterday and went wright strate to the post ofice expecting to get several letters from illinois but I was disapointed only geting one where I expected several but I was glad to receive one from you and mother.  I have wrote letters to Jorge Mchihigns, Daniel Car Liberty Mc from all of those I have not received an answer Jorge Mc I can [XXXXX] he has the care of a family to attend to which engroses the most of his time and mind.  I suppose he agreed to write to me often if I would wright to him tel him Lydia that he need not look for letters from me till he answers those I have wrote.  Give my love to the gals in [XXXXX]


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and some of those in [XXXXX] and as for hanah edwards god bless her little being I would give fore bits to take a mycroscopical view of her sweet little being forty miles off.  I could [XXXXX] her of the end of a telegrapl wire if there was one reaching from there [XXXXX] I think of sory MC once in a while she told me the night before I left that I would not go in the morning tell [XXXXX] can to wright to me if evry body wants to here from me let them wright to me I will anser all letters wrote to me probably you have heard of having a Captin of a company of abolition trators I have seen this terable man in your [XXXXX] leave out kiling and so forth I mentioned that to you before.  Your brother J.B. Hickok

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