Vintage Letter

Letter to John Holdway

This is a copy of a letter to my Great-grandfather, John Dobson Holdaway,1834-1928 from his brother Andrew C. Holdaway.  A Civil War Veteran, he moved from Virginia to the frontier of Texas to homestead in 1867. I have difficulty making out the date at the top of the letter. As you can tell, Andrew is yearning for a visit or news from John.  I don’t believe John could read or write.  John returned to visit Virginia once about 1912, when my Grandparents met and married. I’d be appreciative if anyone could decipher the date of the letter.  The letter shredded as I copied it.