John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 288
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Almost too sleepy to know what I am writing such being the shape of affairs. I shall plead it as an excuse for closing this And with Kindest Love to Dear M. [?] [?] reqd. [required] remb. [remembrance] etc etc
Believe me my dear Father
Yrs Aff. [ Yours affectionately]
John [his signature].