Feb. 5th, 1863

It is snowing to day hard
and it dont look like moving
camp, so will write a few
lines more to you
So you dont hear from Temple
will give you a short sketch of
the news in that vicinity
Daniel is making Hoops at
Avon, Samuel is getting out
lumber for his Barn ,
Silas Goodwin has left
the Widow Pierces and lives
to Avon, Lonesa is at work
on Farmington Hill, Miss Bass
teaches the
intervale school
Folkes all well generally.
Shall send you a Thoughts Weekly if I can
make a wrapper stick
[page 2]
I dont know what to write
nixt. We have been paid four
months pay since my last letter
to you was written, when this
month is out the Government
will owe us four more.
I bought me a pair of Boots
for which I paid eight dollars,
they would not be worth half
the money in Maine.
Apples are selling for five cents
apiece Butter fifty Cheese forty
cents a pound. Molasses fifty
cents a gallon. Dried appl seven
cents and Potatoes one and half
cents a pound
I make some nice cakes and
fritters mixed up with water
without any saleratus, the shortning
most always gets in lenghth ways
consequently they are not so short and
light as some I have seen at home
Excuse mistake and write often. F. N. H.
[page 3,] [3]
When you get
a chance to have
your picture taken do as
and sent it to your brother F.N. H.
[4] Here is mine

  1. Added vertically in left margin
  2. Line written vertically and in left margin
  3. Page 3 is written at the top of page 1 upside down
  4. Drawing of a bearded man
February 5, 1863


Co. L, 1st Maine Cavalry


Residence (County): 
Oxford County, ME


To State: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

Allyson Page Dale
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2016

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