Who made that valentines.
I supposed it was sent for one
but expected it was some of
your own handy work.
You did not say whether
there was a Lincoln promise
too pay in that letter I
wrote last
Those two stamps you sent
me are just in the nick of time
for I am all out entirely
I sent to Washington and got
a dollars worth a short time
ago, some of our honest God
fearing, bipeds, alias Soldiers
drew my note Book with
the most of the stamps in it
a few days ago. “Thats the
way the money goes” &c,
I verily believe the soldiers
will get too be such adepts
in the art of stealing that
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they will cheat the Devil
out of his due by stealing
out of his Satanic Majesties
Kingdom and crowding into Heaven
I will send you a piece
of Lincon change for the
stamp you have sent me.
I want you to write
immediately if you go to school
this spring and tell me how
much money you will want,
Dont be bashful about it
for I rather give it too you than
not if you will only go to school,
This army will most
likely, move as soon as the
weather and roads will admit,
My respects to all,
you can always reckon a Brothers
love for yourself whether
expressed or not
F. N. Holman


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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