Reuben Aleshire to Margaret Shepard Aleshire, March 30, 1870
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                             Gallipolis,O[hio]., M[ar]ch 30th 1870
  Mrs R. Aleshire
                          Dear Madam
                                 The Steamer Ohio pas[s]ed
up this morning Twelve hours behind Time. She
has laid up at Pomeroy on account of high river
and for the purpose of patching a boiler that
She burned on her last trip. Thus you See She looses
a trip. Should She continue on up to Marietta Sat-
urday She will be there in Times for you to return
home on her Sunday. but Should She turn back from
Pomeroy and go to Cincinnati then you must look
out for Some other boat to come home on. What
do you Say to Staying for Fleetwood. leave
Marietta Monday. Or leave Marietta Sunday Morning
on R. R. Houdson. If your friends are not Tired of
you Think you had better wait for Fleetwood.
We had Gov Stevenston and staff ^of WVa^ to call at our
house last Evening with at least 15 other Strangers & I
think there were more Ladies than gentlemen. The
citizens of Gallipolis Turned out Strong viz Judge Nash
D.Y. Smithers, Lady & Mary an[n], Col Cadot & Lady


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