Amanuensis: A letter from Ira Sayles to James K. Sayles, 1872

Thanks to cousin, blog reader, and James K Sayles descendant, Sharon Babcock, for sharing her stash of family artifacts. Christiansville, Mecklenburg Co. Va.                                     Wednesday P.M., April 10, 1872 My Dear Brother James,                                                 Yours of March 14, was duly received, and somewhat astonished me with its announcement of your affliction.  If my sympathy could cure you, it … Continue reading Amanuensis: A letter from Ira Sayles to James K. Sayles, 1872

Amanuensis: A Letter from Ira Sayles to brother James K. Sayles, 1869

Rushford, Allg. Co., N.Y., Saturday, July 24, 1869 My Dear Brother, James, Yours of the 18 inst[ant] came to hand, last evening. I need not say I was somewhat surprised: for I had lost all trace of you. My last to you was directed to La Porte, and was never answered. I received a paper … Continue reading Amanuensis: A Letter from Ira Sayles to brother James K. Sayles, 1869