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William Leeman to his mother

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Archer Ritcherson County
Nov. 9th 1856
Nebraska T
Dear Mother:
Not having heard from you since I lift Oakdale I take this opportunity to write you A few lines to let you know that I Am alive and well and I hope these few lines will find you all the same I have written to you 3 times since I left I don't know as you have recieved any of them I suppose you have been worried About me but I have been all right I am strong and in good health I have been in Kansas Teritory until with in A few days and have not had A chance to wright to you I should have staid in Kansas this winter but after we had got the Border Ruffians driven out the governer with his trupes were after us we were obliged to leave the teritory and I shd stay here this winter and work at my traid I have done all I could for Kansas I suppose if Freemont is Elected president there will be more trouble in the spring and I want to be here in the [xxx] now will you come out here as soon as the [battle] is over I have got A farm of one hundered & sixty acres of land A house and A sharps rifle and [2] revolver write me as soon as you receive this direct your letter to Archer Ritcherson County Nebraska Teritory have you written

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to me and have you recieved any letters from me since I left give my love to Father and the girls tell Martha if she will come out here early in the spring and help me build A log house I will give her [one] Indian pony to ride I have got A big [horse] that I took from A pro slavery man I belong to Old Browns company I suppose you have heard how we whipt them at Ossawatimy have you not we kild 30 and wounded 32 we had 30 men thay 400 all mounted I want you to write me and send some papers if you can I must close now
from your affectionate son
William Leeman

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