Submitted by Ron Cramer who
received the letters from John Bush
Letter dated November 4, 1866. It was written by Henry
Lemuel Burkitt to his sister Mary Burkitt Richardson in Lampass County
Texas. The Louisa mentioned in the letter is Louisa Howell Burkitt,
Henry's wife and James is their son. John is the brother of Henry.
Caroline is another sister. The Bennie referred to is Benjamin Franklin
"Frank" Burkitt, the son of Henry. Frank later ran for governor
of Mississippi on the Progressive party. His home is still in existance
in Okolona, MS.