Letter, George A. Custer to Augusta Frary

August 19, 1875

A letter from George Armstrong Custer to his cousin Augusta Frary. Custer, having recently learned of his cousin’s new residence in Albion, New York, remembers traveling along the route between Rochester and Buffalo, likely passing near her new home many times. He further discusses his travels throughout New York State in recent years. He describes the rough and dangerous nature of living on the frontier at Fort Abraham Lincoln, in the Dakota Territory. Custer then provides an update on his family and explains the background of the family of his wife, Libbie, as her father was born and raised near Syracuse, New York.

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