Letter from Giles Oatey Hambrick to Ninnie Kate Hypes:----------child: Hamrick, George Garland (1900 - 1978)
"Ada, WV Nov. 9, 1897 Miss Kate: Dear Friend I once more take the pleasure of writing you a few lines to assure yo u that I still think of you love you better than I have before in th e past + I truly hope that you love me as you say you do love me or y ou would not tell me so I don't think that I have ever bin with you t hat I hated to leave you as bad as
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to believe that you mean wat you say concerning the future. If you ar e not in earnest I would be glad if you would tell me now. I can onl y say that I will do every thing that is in my power to make you happ y + I certainly hope you will share your portion of corn bread + wate r with me.
we have moved to our hotel + you bet we have a rough time we have a g ood house when it is dry weather. but you would died laughing last th ursday night when it It rained. It looked like a house full of gost 's trying to dodge the rain falling in the house. you can bet tha t I enjoyed that part of the circus. well I suspect that I have writ ten more than you will care to read + so I will close for this time . hoping to see you soon. Your true friend forever Giles O. Hambrick
P.S. If you see any of the people at home this week tell them to sen d Charley to Blufield Sat night with the horses If he hasn't been wor king them 2 hard.
So Bye Bye My D_r"
Copy available; James Otie Hambrick has original
1860 census Bureau County, Illinois p 203 1439/1466 Harrison Hamrick age 26 b OH; Mary 25 b NY, B D Austin age 4 b IL; Na ncy age 1 b IL. 1870 Wyanet, Bureau County, Ilinois p 567 165/165 3200/600 Harrison Hamrick age 37 b OH; Mary age 37 b NY; Frank age 16; B D O a ge 13; Wm N age 9 b IL; Henry S age 4 b IL; Horace age 6; Horage age 4 b IL.----------child: Hamrick, B D Ostin (~1856 - )