July 4th, 1849 – News from Dayton

In July 1849, Eliza Green Dunavan and Nancy Green Dunavan took the opportunity to add to a letter David Green was writing to his father and brothers. Eliza’s husband, William, and Nancy’s husband, Albert, were with the Greens in the gold fields of California and were surely glad to get news of home.

Dear Husband haveing an opportunity of writing a few lines in Davids letter i embrace it we are spending the 4th with our friends in Dayton we are all well and have been ever since you left my health is better than it has been for two years we are getting along better than i expected we could alone[.] our crops look promising thus far I can not say enough in praise of our boys they work like men and get a long with out any trouble i send Emma Elizabeth and James to school and keep Rachel for company i must close and give room for others i will write when you get settled and give you the particulars      Eliza your affectionate wife

         Dear Husband I embrace this opportunity of writing you a few lines. David was writing and left room for us to say a few words we have all enjoyed very good health since you left and do much better than I thought we possibly could although we are very lonely. I have received four letters from you since you left and am very happy to hear that you are getting along well I hope you will continue to write whenever you have an opportunity. I am sending our four oldest children to school and the crops look well       from your affectionate wife Nancy Dunnavan                               

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