Maxfield July 6 1862
Dear Sister
Thinking you might like to hear a
few words from us I now embrace this oportunity
to write you a few lines to let you know that we are
still in the land of the living and prospering after
the old sort I and my family are in good health
at present and hope these few lines the same will find
you and yours the same. The weather is at present
very warm to warn to work but we have to keep moving
it is all work and no play hear with us. we have any quanity
of strawberies enough for ourselves and neighbors and
a great many that will not get picked at all
I would lik to have you write all of the news
what is Sam a doing this summer how are fathers
folkes and have you hear from Daniel lately
Tell Mother I should write to her but I have not
any thing special to write so this will do for you
both I am not doing much farming this summer it
was late when I got mooved on my place in the spring
and I have not any team so I have not done a great deal
I am doing my hoeing now and shall comence
haying in about two weeks
Is Abie Lois maried of so how does she get
along It is warm and I do not feel in the mood of
writing so I will close by sending our love to all J. Larry

July 6, 1862


Co. H, 17th Maine Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME


Name Variant: 
Dear Sister


From Note: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Kelly Baker
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
May, 2016
Maine Historical Society: 760

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