From S. Shelly to Mrs. Staples

Title: From S. Shelly to Mrs. Staples
Creator: S. Shelly
Description: This letter, dated February 20, 1865, is from S. Shelly in Independence, Missouri to Mrs. Staples. Shelly writes that the Missouri Militia will be recruiting soldiers in the area, and "I don't suppose any one will be exempted unless they are blind in boath eys or boath arms taken off." Shelly tells Mrs. Staples that there have been cases of smallpox in the area, but mostly among "negroes and soldiers." Shelly also mentions that mail service was stopped in Denver City "on account of Indian hostilities" but will resume again under military escort.
Date original: February 20, 1865
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Abner Ford Staples (1790-1868) Family Papers (K0227): f.1
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Kansas City at: 302 Newcomb Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5123 Holmes Street, Kansas City MO 64110, Phone: (816) 235-1543, E-mail: boutrosd@umkc.edu Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Kansas City.
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