McFarland-Russell Letter, May 27, 1880

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Bleakwood, Newton, County Texas May 27th 1880 Mrs K C Russell Dear Sister It is with a sad sad heart that I tell you of the death of my dear dear husband although he died happy it grieves me sorely to think and know he is no more he kissed us all good bye and asked us to meet him in heaven. He looked so hard and often while he was dying to say good bye to some of his own relatives but they were none of them here Sam came Sunday evening the first time he had been since came with pa Mer McFarland came near dying while he

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was here thought he got a little better and I am left with the promises he and Ed would come the next night and stay with him but he died at five minutes after five monday morning Ed set up with him part of two nights and come to see him one day [illegible] bag never come at all but it is all over now it has all passed Oh Kate althought I know ten months before he died there was no chance for him it seemed as though I could not give him up how I wished you could have been here to have seen how calm and peaceful he looked so happy and willing to go. I hope the sunshine that he was wraped about may

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heart and the hearts of others may be the means by wich [which] I may know him among the millions who a wait to welcome those who mourn upon the other shore he told me how to have him dress and that he wished to be placed as near our little baby Hugh as we could put him oh my poor heart how on earth am I to stay here now I miss him so much he was so kind and good and loved us so much. my once happy home has lost it charm My married life has been a perfect ray of sunshine never a cloud ever came untill we had to part with our own loved and darling Hugh how willingly I would have layed down my own life that they

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might have lived but God is just He knows best How I wish I could see you and tell you all about it there is so much I would write to you a bout but Kate I do not feel able to sit up at all I hope you may never never feel as badly as I do or ever ever know the sorrow which now over shadows my almost broken heart Children joins me in love to you all With much affecttion Your sister Feriba McFarland

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