[Editorial Note: Letters from John McConihe to J. Sterling Morton copied with permission of the Nebraksa State Historical Association on 17 January 2008 from the MS7 J. Sterling Morton Papers, 1849—1862, Roll 2. Copy and reuse restrictions apply; see the Nebraska State Historical Society Use Policy (http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/services/refrence/use_policy.pdf). ]

J. Sterling Morton Papers, 1849—1862
Roll:2 #8309
Nebraska State Historical Society


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Dear Morton

I will write you a letter by to—morrows letter and give an account of every—thing. Luce will give you all the news, but you had better come up as soon as you can. It is important you should be here and settle up your own matters. All bills of importance and known necessity have been paid and our credit is unimpaired, But come up.

Mrs Morton will hear all sorts of yarns about my being engaged. Tell her not to credit them and to say she knows I am not. Upon my honor I say to you I am in no way entagled. I do not

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wish her to be deceived and resist in circulating or believing the reports that will greet her. Do not say I have written this, as I do not care to be understood as saying so much to any other than you & your esteemed wife.

I waited at Neb. City in the hope of meeting you and visit at that time thinking you would certainly be at home.

I cannot come down now.

I remain Your friend

John McConihe

Write and come up soon. It is im—portant.

In haste for boat,