Letter from Achsah Lemont to her brother Frank L. Lemont, February 15, 1863. In it she relates most of the goings on back home in Lewiston especially the pleasant company of many young ladies. She also speaks of the state of the family and the words they received regarding the rumored changes in command of Union troops and her hopes that this will be a welcome change for her brother.
Further in the letter she speaks of the changes in the weather and how the sleighing was rather good though the recent thaw affected such outings. As to her personal life and the affections of young men to which he cautioned her in a previous letter she brushes off stating that there is not a need to worry because they as yet had not chosen to try and win her affections.
Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 277, f.8
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Lemont, Achsah, "Letter from Achsah Lemont to Frank L. Lemont, February 15, 1863" (1863). Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers. Item 30.