November 2nd, 1864. Ora Labora. Emil Baur to Baker and Henrici
Nov. 2, 1864.
Mess. Baker & Henrici
Your tender, loving writings from Detroit, care of D. Preston, came to me and uplifted and revived my strength and spirit in my desperation, especially because I could observe from it that you would not leave us while we are in such a state of need.
With a grateful heart toward God I inform you that I was declared unfit to serve in the war.
How glad was my family, when I returned home again yesterday night around 10:00!
Since I have to attend to various things before the departure of the mail, I ask you to excuse the brevity of the letter and remain,
Your always faithful and grateful friend,