Title: Mickler, Sallie to her Husband John Fletcher White, October 27, 1866- Batten Island (1 sheet, 1 leaf)
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Title: Mickler, Sallie to her Husband John Fletcher White, October 27, 1866- Batten Island (1 sheet, 1 leaf)
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Creator: Mickler, Sallie
Publication Date: October 27, 1866
Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Batten Island
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Volume ID: VID00002
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Batten Island
Oct. 27th 1866

My own dear Husband*

I will write you a few lines this beautiful Sunday morning, while I know that you and the
dear children are going to Sabbath School. How much I would like to be there to go with
you to church. Well what shall I write about, there is nothing to write without I write of
the stormy weather, and wrecks. I regret very much to tell you of the loss of a large brig,
on this bar the 18th, she is now a total wreck loaded with almost every thing you can
think of, no lives were lost- the crew all came ashore, they abandoned her, so every
body are get[t]ing things, they [sic] boys are both down there. You may think it is wrong
for them to do that, but it is not, the brig was abandoned and has now gone to pieces, and
her cargo is strewed along the beach, it is a very different wreck from the Neava, no
Insurance Agents, nor any one else have come down to take share of her, so every body
has a right to save what they can. I wish that you were down here. I was as disappointed
because you did not come the last trip of the Silvan Shore, but I hope that you will come
this Tuesday. I received a letter from you Tuesday saying that you might come this
Tuesday or send George. I do hope that you will come, I feel so anxious to hear from
you as when you wrote you were sick I pray ere this you are entirely well. We are all
quite well, and I think if you do not come I will leave for home this Wendesday [sic].
Mother, Sister and all send much love to you- and all. I am in a hur[r]y now as the
Steamer may come soon. I have just written to dear little May. Hoping to see you soon.

I am as ever your
Own true Wife

*Jacob E. Mickler died in 1864. Sallie Mickler remarried and this letter is addressed to
her second husband, John Fletcher White.

Transcribed by Nicole J. Milano, University of Florida, 2009

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