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Mrs. Grenville M. Dodge to Mrs. S. N. Wood

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Military History 1861


Mrs. Gen. G. M. Dodge,


To Mrs. Col. S. N. Wood




Saint Louis March 31st 62


Dear Mrs. Wood


I write this to let you know, that that–old scamp Wheelan has been to work here about the [underline negroes] negroes went and got a justice to come and take Louisa away from Mrs. [underline Robbins] Robbins and has taken her off in some slave yard in another part of the City you have no idea how it made my blood boil to hear how he treated the poor thing made her go without bonnet, or Shawl, and struck her with an umbrella to make her go faster and she expecting every [underline moment]moment his [underline child] child would be born.  I wish you would let Col Wood know all about


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it.  I think it is horrible [underline outrageous] outrageous and I hope that Col Wood will catch him and make him suffer for it how I would like to see him [underline shot] shot.  Tell the Captain to get some one to [roll] him down to [underline Rollo] Rollo by some way and then [sent] his men on [him] he carried Louisa off.  She had sent her little boy up to her sister’s and he beat her till she told him where he was.  I felt almost like crying and was bound to let you and your husband know how That scamp had been [underline acting] acting and all I ask is that Col Wood will catch him yet.  My [underline husband] husband is quite ill has not been up at all to-day am in hopes a


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few weeks rest will restore him.  Do you think of leaving Rolla soon and has your husband come back.  I shall be glad to hear from you




Mrs. G. m. Dodge,


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Mrs Col Dodge to


Mrs Wood


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