[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, 1862—1868, Roll 3. 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, 1862—1868
MS7
Roll:3 #8310
Nebraska State Historical Society

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Dear Sterling

I have written you several letters since Feb'y last and received no reply whatever. I am very anxious to settle up our matters being greatly in need of money. Will you not come forward and settle with me? At all events let me know, why it is that I cannot hear from you. Can it be that you have received none of my letters? (six or seven in number). Do write, Morton, and let me know what sudden change has come over you. You were formerly prompt to answer my letters and I cannot conceive, why, especially when there are business matters to be arranged, you do not respond. I entertain the same friendly feelings towards you, as formerly, and when I return to Nebraska hope to grasp your hand as cordially as formerly.

My arm is slow to heal and I shall never recover its entire use. The bone is badly shattered.

Now, friend Morton, don't

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you fail to ??? this on receipt. I expect to remain here about a month longer.

As soon as I am out of the service you man expect to see me in the Territory again. Give my best respects to Mrs Morton

I remain Your old friend

J. McConihe