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Shelby County


Written to Harlan Page Green, So. Newburg, Geauga Co., Ohio

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Harlan, Shelby Co.
Dec. 30th, 1873, Iowa

Dear Bro. Harlan & little Allen:

When one receives such news as we received from you in your last - they feel unprepared to offer proper sympathy. Yet sad as it appears at the first at the first thought there is something to rejoice over: when one believes that the friend has gone to other friends in a much pleasanter clime where the soul is ever moving on to a better an eternal life it seems to me that it is better to have a wife in heaven than to have none at all and live a life of coldness and selfishness all our days. But not withstanding this will be very lonesome to both of you to thus part for this life with the nearest and dearest of all earthly friends and one needs where to go to get more than human help to support them through such trial.

If you make up your mind that you would like to try some thing more of the west you and Allen can find a home with us such as it is as long as you wish. Perhaps you might rent your place and try the plan I spoke of when you were here if it should suit you. Both of us would be pleased to have you come live with us at least until you get your plans settled again.

Yours Truly
C. N. Greene
[Charles Nelson Greene]

Charles Nelson Greene

Born: 21 Feb 1842
Lived: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Spouse: B. Emma Wells
Married: 15 June 1870

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Contributed by David H. Sweeney, June, 2013.