Letter, Mary Corry Cole to Robert Corry

Atlanta, Feb. 12th, 1862

My own dear Bro.,

This morning about twenty-five past three o'clock Papa breathed his last. His suffering has been intense. The last two days he was almost choked with phlegm. Last night he was relieved of it and died very easily. Dr. Wilson will preach his funeral tomorrow at three P. M., and between four and five he will be buried. We are so sorry you and Sister couldn't come to see him.

What will we all do here by ourselves? You must write to us often and come when you can. Love to all. Affectionately your sister

Mary

Allen is here. He says Brother James has diphtheria and is quite sick. This is the fourth letter since yours. Did you get the box?