The letter, postmarked & addressed on the back of the letter itself, then neatly folded into an "envelope" type form still bears the remains of the wax used to seal the letter closed. It is dated Preble Co., August 14, 1849. E. M is Emaline Matilda Miltenberger (1826-1891), who marries that November to Joshua Button. William R. Bloss, who was born in 1822 is yet to be researched, although I do know of his siblings & parents. They are both first cousins six times removed to me.
I did not scan the entire back of the letter only the part that I felt was important. Also the front has two (2) signatures at the bottom of the page which I was unable to capture on my scanner. Remember that if you wish to enlarge the image, clicking will open it in a new, larger window. Use your browsers back button to return to Genealogy Frame of Mind.