April 20, 2014

Homework Help: Reading

Posted by Rezu on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 5:58pm.

Dearest Miriam,
1.I am grieved to hear that you have left the lovely home where I have enjoyed such pleasant visits.My heart too is heavy,for I would wish none of this heartbreak on you.If only South could have found a way to compromise. This Union is a precious thing and must be preserved.There were so many hopes for a peaceful solution.Now I,like you,fear that that all of us will pay an awful price.

2.I understand the pain you feel at being separated from Philip.My brother Luke leaves this afteroon to meet his regiment.I can only pray that peace comes before he ever sees battle.May he and Philip never meet in conflict,and may they both return to us safely and soon.The blockage is painful,I know.But it is meant to hurry the time when the South will give up this rebellion and rejoin our nation.All will be well when the South sees reason.

3.My own state of Ohio is quite divided on the issues. Some feel the South is violating the Constitution by seceding.Others believe the North is depriving Southern States of their rights.I see some truth in each side.I agree that each state should have the powere to decide local matters.But I believe that some laws must apply to the whole country.Otherwise,our Union will fail.

4.I am sorry if it pains you that I cannot agree with you,but I love you just as dearly as ever.I wish only that this could all be over and our land at peace
Your Devoted cousin,Julie

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