When this you see think of me
Lizzie McSwain “Lillia” McSwain
David J Allen Esq
Norwood Stanly County Ark
Augus 19th as I did not send my
letter off I will write a little more.
Sisters little girl has been very ill
is some better to day Ma’s Rheuma
tism is some better also she
is at sisters now ma begins
to look tolerable old her hair is
gray, I canot think of any
thing to write I know this
letter will not interest you so I
M. E McSwain
sweet is the dream devinely sweet
when absent souls in fancy meet
Think of me when far away
your afectionate cousin Lizzie McSwain
This is the back side of the yesterday’s post. I believe M. E. Lizzie McSwain is Martha Elizabeth who was born in Arkansas in 1862. She would be the first of M and Lucy’s children to be born there, the elder children being born in North Carolina. I believe Lizzie later married Charles Kendall, also of North Carolina, and lived out her years in Jefferson County, Arkansas. Whether she ever visited NC, I am not sure.
This post is part of a series of transcriptions of letters, papers, receipts, and other ephemera that are held in the Smith Family Collection. All originals are held in this collection, unless otherwise stated.