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Letter, Benjamin Blanchard and Ruhanna Blanchard, Nunda, New York, to Abel Blanchard and Clarissa Blanchard, Peacham, Vermont
Benjamin reports the birth of a son and provides details of his sawing business. He also provides news of his brothers: Mark is a distiller in Geneseo, New York and Lewis is a sutler in the same place, serving a local regiment. As for the war, "it is very still times as present the Army has principally left Buffalo . . . ." Benjamins wife, Ruhanna Gleason Blanchard (m. 1814), writes the second half of the letter to her sister-in-law Clarissa, remarking on the difficulties she's experienced maintaining communication with family and friends since leaving Vermont.