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CIVIL WAR - UNION - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 03/10/1863 - HFSID 217020

4-PAGE 5 X 8 AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 3/10/1863 ON WHITE LINED PAPER IN BLACK INK IN : HEADQUARTERS CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH VA.

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4-PAGE 5 X 8 AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 3/10/1863 ON WHITE LINED PAPER IN BLACK INK IN : HEADQUARTERS CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH VA./84TH REG'T PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS, CAMP E/MARCH 10, 1863 / DEAR MOTHER,/I NOW WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT I AM WELL AT PRESENT, AND I HOPE THESE FEW LINES WILL FIND YOU ENJOYING THE SAME BLESSING OF HEALTH. I RECEIVED YOUR LETER OF THE 1ST. YESTERDAY. AND WAS PLEASED TO HEAR FROM YOU. Y OU JUST GAVE ME SUFFICIENT INFORMATION ON THE PROCEDING'S OF JOHN, SO THAT I NEW NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT IT AND TO KEEP ME IN SUSPENSE AS TO THE REAL SATE OF AFFAIRS, IF HE RANAWAY FROM HOME, LET HIM GO AND, DONT SPEND A CENT ON HIM, OR CONCERN YOURSELF AT ALL ABOUT HIM, AND BEFORE MANY DAYS YOU WILL SEE HIM, WHEN HE COMES HOME DONT PUNISH HIM, BUT JUST INFORM HIM THAT HE HAS FORFITED HIS RIGHT, AND TITLE TO HIS HOME, BY HIS UNJUST DOINGS, AND THAT UNTILL HE ASKS PARDON AND AND PROMISES TO BE SOME THING NEAR WHAT A SON SHOULD BE, HE COULD NOT EAT A MEAL OR SLEEP A NIGHT OR TAKE A STICK OF CLOTHES OFF THE PREMISES, BELIEVE ME, I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE AND WHEN HE FINDS THAT YOU ARE RESOLVED, HE WILL HEARTILY REPENT AND COME HOME A GREATLY-IMPROVED BOY. AND IF HE WAS UNDER BAIL FOR MISCONDUCT, AND LET YOU SUFFER, HE DESERVES TO BE CUT OUT OF EVERY THING. EDUCATE SAM AND EMMA AND MAKE MEN AND WIMEN OUT OF THEM, AND GIVE THEM EVERY THING THEY WHO STAY AT HOME AND, DO WHAT IS RIGHT, HAVE THE BEST WRIGHT TO IT, I AM PERFECTLY WILLING TO TAKE NOTHING FOR MY SHARE, I AM RESOLVED WHEN I GET OUT OF THE ARMY TO MAKE MY MARK IN THE WORLD, WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHERE JOHN IS TELL ME AND I WILL WRITE TO HIM, TELL ME THE WHOLE SECRET FOR I AM ANXIOUS TO KNOW, DONT SEND ANYTHING BY MAIL, I HAVE PLENTY OF ARMY SHIRTS, BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD GET A FEW HOME SHIRTS AS THEY ARE MORE AGREEABLE TO WEAR AND DONT COST ANYMORE. JIM ROLLER AND I MESSES TOGETHER BY OURSELVES, WE HAVE QUITE A LITTLE HOUSE PUT UP. / / / ARMY STATIONERY PRINTED WITH PICTURE OF SOLDIER AND PITCHED TENTS AT TOP OF FIRST PAGE; CONJOINING PAGES; 'SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION ERRORS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL'

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