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Letter, Christian Wissler to John Wissler



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Letter, Christian Wissler to John Wissler


Wissler, Christian
Wissler, John
Iron Industry – Virginia – Shenandoah County


Letter sent by Christian Wissler to his brother John Wissler. Dated January 25, 1861.

The letter discusses business transactions. the weather, travel, and the political climate. At the time the Wisslers were involved in managing several iron furnaces in Shenandoah County.


Christian Wissler


Folder 1.37 Letter, Christian Wissler to John Wissler, January 25, 1861, Wissler Letter Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.


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January 25, 1861


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January 25th 1861

Dear Brother

I take my pen to inform you that we are all well at present and hope these few lines will find you the same. I received your letter dated the 26th with Certificate of deposit for 2000 dollars on Alexandria Bank enclosed which I sent to Lancaster with Benjamin but the asked 60 dols. Exchange. I will go in myself next Monday and see what I can do about it I think the shave is too hard I thought you would send a draft on Whitney & son for the amount I could have got that without being shaved. I received a letter from Martin Grosteffon he wants his money tell him that I have $5 I kept back for Doner and settled with him for the $4 Eichelberger note and paid a note held by Mouma against him amounting to $22 which I paid in July already for which I hold a note from H. Lehn for 21.50 cts. and the balance cash and in addition I hold a note I got (bot?) of him 643 cts. which is not paid yet I hold a note for him against J. Eichelberger for $6 he promises from week to week but so far hath not paid I intend to put that in the squires hands for collection that in the whole transaction that the gain is on the wrong side with me he wondered about Demmy he is still speaking about going to Va but cannot sell to his mind Sunday evening we had a little Snow yesterday afternoon that the Sleighs run well today but today it was a very fine clear day and the sun melted a good deal today tomorrow I intend to go to Lancaster to see what I can do with your deposit Wednesday morning I will send this letter with Benjamin to Lancaster I was in on Monday and your Certificate with the Farmers Bank for collection they have an agency in Baltimore I don’t like to have any property in or near Washington for the present time if the attempt will be made to prevent the inaugeration of Lincoln the will have rough times about there you can depend upon that.

I would enclose a five dollar note for Martin I received payment since of the Lehns notes mentioned but I am afraid he could not pass it there now please to give him 5 dollars and charge my account for same, my wife is not well she complained headache on Monday evening and sore throat since it is epidemical in our parts my compliments to you all I remain respectfully yours

Christn Wissler

To left of signature:

J. Wissler

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Christian Wissler, “Letter, Christian Wissler to John Wissler,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 20, 2024,


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